The 2x2x2 Rubik’s cube, often known as the Pocket Cube, is another puzzle in the Rubik’s cube series, which was created by Erno Rubik. The Rubik’s cube is considered the “easier” version. You’ll find that solving the 2×2 cube is a lot easier than the traditional 3x3x3 cube.
It is important to understand the 7 algorithms:
It is best to learn all the 7 algorithms. However, it is possible to completely solve this step using only 1 algorithm – the first algorithm. The idea is to execute this algorithm from different angles until its suitable case shows up, then execute it one more time and solve the step. It is possible to solve all possible cases within 3 executions, or 2 if you use also its mirror algorithm
The first algorithm orients 3 corners counter-clockwise and leaves the 4th corner intact (its mirror algorithm, case #2, does the same, but clockwise).
Notes to consider:
This is a simple 2×2 Rubik’s Cube tutorial that requires no knowledge of move notation or lengthy algorithms.You should be able to solve the cube in under one minute with a little effort. Learn How to Do Finger Tricks and Advanced 2×2 Methods if you want to improve your speed even further.
Common blunders include turning the entire cube to the bottom/right to get the next piece. Ensure that only the bottom layer is turned.
The piece is solved after 3 moves, hence the 4-moves aren’t completed. Ensure that you complete the four steps each time.
Note: If you just have one unsolved piece while the rest of the cube is solved, or if you followed step 7 exactly but it still doesn’t work, your cube is unsolvable and must be disassembled and reassembled.
Steps to follow:
In order to learn the 2×2 Rubik’s cube you need to own one. Shop now to get one 2×2 Rubik’s cube before we start learning the basics. If you have already got one, let’s get started:
- Begin by finding a blue corner that you like. I’m going to use the blue/white/red corner, and I strongly advise you to do so as well. You can proceed to step 2 once your cube resembles the image below. Please maintain your blue faces on the top of your puzzle at all times.
- Find the second blue/red corner piece and place it below where it has to be (we want both blues to be next to each other to form a pair, and both red pieces to be next to each other to form another pair).
- Health benefits of playing Rubik’s cube
- Rubik’s Cube Solving Improves Eye-Hand Coordination
Consider remembering 100 algorithms and finishing the challenge in under five seconds while twisting the cube. The “Speedsolvers,” who hold the world record, can move three times every second. These problem solvers have exceptional hand-eye coordination and reflexes.
As you get more immersed in solving the cube, your eye-hand coordination improves. Many activities that you do on a regular basis benefit from good eye-hand coordination.
- Rubix Cube Solving Improved Finger Deftness
Cubing requires constant finger movement, therefore you’ll notice a gain in finger dexterity with continuous cubing. Almost all of the work we do with our hands necessitates the use of our fingers. As a result, improved finger dexterity will aid you in key jobs that need the use of your hand.
- Rubik’s Cube Solving Aids In The Development Of Quick Reflexes
More than just cubing, quick reflexes can help with visual identification, reading, and colour recognition. According to Hobby Inspired, cubers can type faster on PCs and text faster on phones. Working on dexterity and agility can help elderly people with joint deterioration.
As you progress through the cube, your reflexes get more developed. As a result, the more you cube, the more powerful your reflexes get. People who have a propensity of cubing on a regular basis have extremely strong reflexes.
Solving a Rubik’s Cube Has Mental Health Benefits
Do you get bored easily or are you simply hyperactive? Regardless of which end of the scale you are on, a Rubik’s cube is the best answer. Your brain will be forced to work overtime as a result of this condition. Because it requires a high level of concentration, this classic puzzle won’t let your mind wander. This pastime can provide you with both physical and mental benefits.
Aside from the physical benefits of solving a cube, a Rubik’s cube is also good for your brain. Whether you prefer speedcubing or puzzle solving, you will surely benefit from conquering Rubik’s cube.
That concludes our discussion.
You’ve just learned how to solve the Rubik’s cube 2 by 2 and learned the Dos, the Don’ts and various other benefits. Congratulations! Continue to practise solving the first layer and memorise the algorithms so you can solve the 2×2 cube without having to look them up (they’re also useful for 3×3 speedcubing!). If you haven’t yet solved the 3×3 Rubik’s cube, this is a good time to start because you already know a lot of the basics. Thanks for reading!