This works out to about 1.3366106203729717328004388722211 * 10^1477 possible combinations
December 27, 2011 2:02 PM   Subscribe

Watch me SOLVE a 20x20x20 cube! Step 1 is to solve all of the centers, step 2 is to solve all of the edges, and step 3 is to solve the cube as if it were a rubik's cube (3x3x3).
posted by troll (16 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Fascinating math-work, but I'd like to see him do it while juggling three of them.
posted by Panjandrum at 2:11 PM on December 27, 2011

Step 4, me wishing this was an actual physical construct because throwing it against the wall and breaking it into a thousand pieces is cheaper than punching hole in my new 26" monitor.
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 2:45 PM on December 27, 2011

Not to worry, it is an even cube.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 2:49 PM on December 27, 2011 [1 favorite]

it's like a dick, the longer you play with it, the harder it gets
posted by growabrain at 2:54 PM on December 27, 2011 [1 favorite]

Watch me TRAVEL BACK to the Internet of 1998!

The html pages, the back/next buttons, the Win98 screenshots... I felt like I was back in my university res room, but without the sense of oppressive misery.
posted by bicyclefish at 3:03 PM on December 27, 2011

P'sah. Do it with your feet, then I'll be impressed.

N.B.: Feet not actually used to solve Rubik's Cube
posted by FfejL at 3:13 PM on December 27, 2011 [2 favorites]

Amazing determination, mad skillz - but gotta admit ... it's more fun watching a machine (which exists and lives -only- for the purpose) solve these things.
posted by Twang at 3:22 PM on December 27, 2011

I object to the idea that segregating all the colors to their own side is "the solution". You are just perpetuating the problem, man.
posted by roquetuen at 4:28 PM on December 27, 2011 [3 favorites]

Yeah, sure, but imagine the size of the cube we'll be able to solve once the Singularity comes.
posted by gwint at 6:06 PM on December 27, 2011

just move the stickers, y'all
posted by Sys Rq at 6:36 PM on December 27, 2011 [1 favorite]

Watching the Gondry clip led to noticing there is also a YouTube version of the OP's 20x20x20.
posted by xigxag at 8:31 PM on December 27, 2011 [3 favorites]

Wow. I was REALLY hoping that v-cubes had released a 20x20x20 since the last time I checked. I already have the 7x7x7 (along with the V 6x6x6 and the Rubik's from 5 to 2). I wanted to see a monster 20x20x20 (or even a 9 or 11).

<ted-buckland>ohhh! *mope*</ted-buckland>
posted by phoebus at 11:09 PM on December 27, 2011


"Hey look, everybody! I can run an algorithm I found on the internet by hand, in only slightly more time than it would take me to implement it in Python!"
posted by erniepan at 2:25 AM on December 28, 2011

Well he started in Win 98.

I half-expected to see a finish in Win 7 with a half dozen OS upgrades along the way.
posted by mazola at 7:57 AM on December 28, 2011

Well phoebus, you can get this at Shapeways, from the irrepressible Oskar van Deventer (who apparently designs these things by thinking about them and then downloading the appropriate portion of his brain).
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 8:22 AM on December 30, 2011

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