Showing posts with label #Rubiks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #Rubiks. Show all posts

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

... Rubiks 2x2 Giveaway ...

We love Rubik's cubes in this house and we are always trying to solve one cube or another.
We were recently sent this 2x2 and I stupidly thought oh this will be easy, I'll be able to crack this one.....


Well, I was wrong and I'm yet to solve it.
Noah, on the other hand, is a bit of a dab hand when it comes to Rubik's cubes and has very nearly solved it!


Did you know...

The world’s largest Rubik’s Cube is three metres tall 
The smallest is just 10mm wide
Both turn just like a regular cube.

There are more than 43 quintillion ways to scramble The Rubik’s Cube - that’s loads! 
In fact, there are 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 possibilities!

If you turn The Rubik's Cube once every second, it will take you 1.4 trillion years to go through all the permutations. 
(The universe is just 14 billion years old!)



The 2x2 Rubik’s Cube (also known as the pocket or mini cube) consists of 8 corner cubies and operates in much the same way as its bigger brother – the Rubik’s Cube. 
As it is smaller than the traditional Rubik’s cube it can be more easily slipped into a pocket or bag, making it the perfect item to take on a bus, 

If you do need a little help solving your Rubik's Cube you can find some much needed help over on the Rubik's website here.


Fancy winning a couple of 2x2 for yourself?
Why not enter my giveaway below.


Good Luck

T&Cs
One winner picked at random.
The prize will be sent on from the PR, iIwill happily chase up missing prizes
Winner will have 48hrs to respond before another winner is picked.
Winner will win two 2x2 Rubik's Cubes.
UK only.
Ends - 16.03.18

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Rubik's 3X3 Cube

Today is the start of the UK Speedcubing Championships!

Ready, set… go! 
Speedcubing is the fastest solving of the Rubik’s Cube that you’ll ever see!
Speedcubers can solve the Rubik’s Cube in lightning speed. 
Did you know that the Rubik’s Cube World Championships are held every two years? 
People across the world practise speedcubing with one goal in common – to set their ultimate speed cube time. 


The Rubik's Cube World Record

When Erno Rubik invented the cube in 1974, he had no idea if his new puzzle could actually be solved. In fact, it took him over a month to solve his own cube.
Fast forward to the present day and the time to beat is an unbelievable 4.69 seconds!
 That amazing time was achieved by Patrick Ponce of the USA.
 Unsurprisingly, robots are even faster, easily beating Ponce's World Record. 
A robot solved the Rubik’s Cube in 0.637 seconds! 
Speed cubes are becoming lighter, slicker, faster – who knows what the next Rubik’s Cube World Record will be?

Noah decided to give Speedcubing a go ...... unfortunately he's still trying!
So I don't think he'll be breaking any records just yet.
We started on a brand new 3X3 cube and I mixed it up for him and gave it to him, with him beaming with confidence that he'd be able to do it easy peasy!

Well after searching YouTube for the answers, he's still attempting to solve it.
We have managed to get nearly a whole side minus one square.

If like us and you need a little extra help in figuring out how to solve the 3X3 cube click here.