Gestel Cube

Gestel Cube 1.42

Learn how to solve the Rubik's cube

Anyone who lived through the 1980's can remember the Rubik's cube phenomenon and if like me, you were totally rubbish at it, then unpack it from those dusty boxes and with this program, you'll solve it once and for all. View full description

PROS

  • Solves the Rubik cube easily
  • Turns on 360 degrees

CONS

  • Can be tricky to follow

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Anyone who lived through the 1980's can remember the Rubik's cube phenomenon and if like me, you were totally rubbish at it, then unpack it from those dusty boxes and with this program, you'll solve it once and for all.

The program presents a three-dimensional cube which enables you to manipulate a Rubik's cube as you would in real life. You have to rotate the cube using Shift and function keys with the mouse which can be tricky but you soon get used to it. The point is that the computer can teach you how to solve a Rubik's cube in just a few minutes by showing you where it needs to go next form a certain position. The computer actually solves the cube by starting at the top right hand corner and then moving it in a counter clockwise direction. It then swivels the cube on a 360 degree axis to show you precisely where you should move next. It still takes some time to follow however because sometimes it's difficult to judge how the positions relate to real life so you'll have to spend some time carefully studying every move.

This is a complete cheat's dream although you'll be surprised at how tricky it still remains to solve the puzzle, even with the computer's help.

This cube program enables the user to solve his Rubik's Cube. After entering the cube, the user can play with the cube or have the computer provide a solution.

Note that the solution is not an optimal solution. For this, a lot of math and big tables are necessary. See for instance http://kociemba.org/cube.htm for a mathematical solution (less that 20 steps!).

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