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How to solve a cube with gears
The Gear Cube is a 3-D combination puzzle that uses a complete gear mechanism. It requires six 180deg turns to complete one rotation, as in an ordinary twisty cube, but all of the gears are externally located in order to be seen. The gears on the corners and edge pieces rotate smoothly, making this a unique solving experience.
The cube was designed by Oskar van Deventer and inspired by a gearing idea by Bram Cohen. It is similar to the Rubik’s Cube, except that the outer layers are cogs that turn when they are moved.
In order to solve a cube with gears, the first step is to arrange all of the pieces back into their original cubic shape. This is done by concentrating on the corner pieces and completing sets of moves called algorithms. Once the corners are arranged correctly, it is time to move on to the next phase.
There are two main types of algorithm for the Gear Cube: anti-slice and tetrad moves. The first type of algorithm involves rotating each face in 180deg increments or half turns. The second type of algorithm involves rotating each face in full rotations.
This is an important distinction when solving the Gear Cube. The first type of algorithm will only work on a side that has a face that can turn in 180deg increments. The second type of algorithm will only work on a face that can turn in a full rotation.
When solving the Gear Cube, there are two things to keep in mind: each side has its own color, and the edges have no color. This means that you have to find two of the corners and pair them together so they match the center piece color.
Once you have paired the corners, the next step is to move the cube so that the edge pieces that have the same color as the two sides they lie between are aligned correctly. This can be tricky if you don’t know where to start, but it is possible by using several repeated sets of moves, also called algorithms.
How to solve a cube without gears
The Gear Cube is a twisty puzzle that uses a complete gear mechanism. It has externally located gears and gear teeth on the corner and edge pieces, making them easy to see and rotate. It is slightly easier to solve than the Rubik’s cube, but more difficult than a Twisty.
The cube was invented by Dutch puzzle inventor Oskar van Deventer based on an idea from Bram Cohen. The cube was first shown on YouTube in 2009, and has since become a very popular and bestselling puzzle.
A cube without gears can still be solved using the same algorithms as a cube with gears. For example, the algorithm to rotate the front side two times in a clockwise direction can be written as R’ F B L’ (or RD, DR, RU, DL).
To solve the puzzle without gears, you need to find patterns on each face and then use repeated sets of turns to bring all the colors into alignment. Once you’ve found the patterns, the cube can be solved very quickly.
If you can’t get all the faces to match, try combining the algorithms with another set of moves that involves turning the cube twice in a row and matching all the corners with the center color. You may have to do this several times before you can solve the cube.
Alternatively, you can also turn the cube with one edge piece in the wrong position. Typically, this is done by flipping the top layer and moving the bottom layer.
After this you will have the correct edge in the right position. You can then do the same thing for all the other edges.
The tetrahedral version of the Gear Cube is called the Gear MasterMorphix. It is a little harder than the fully stickered Gear Cube because the square pieces that are face centres on the cube now become edge centres, which have two colours and visible orientations. These are similar to the cube anti-slice group, but they can have 33 possible twists instead of 165,888 positions.