Sunday, February 19, 2012

Cubes from the holidays Part 3

This is the last of the cubes that I got during the holidays, the V-Cube 7 Illusion. Before I edited it, it was a boring 6 minute video because I kept talking while the camera was rolling.  After I edited it, it's down under three minutes and I hope that my sense of humor is still intact and I didn't give away too much about how to solve it.

The background music is a silly remix of some cover song my band is working on - it was preferable to listening to the camera's slightly noisy autofocus.

I really am excited about the V-Cube in general now. Since its invention, it has respawned interest in large cubing, and interest in making improvements to the cube mechanisms themselves. I am not particularly speedy at large cubes, but I do enjoy them.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Cubes from the holidays Part 2

Here's the second part in my series on improvements on the basic Rubik's Cube.

Oddly, the cube shown in the preview thumbnail is my Zontik, which is not an improvement over a regular Rubik's Cube unless you're strictly basing your assessment on mass.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Cubes from the holidays...

Although I don't edit it as much, this will be one of those times where it might be easier to show something instead of explaining it. If you're not familiar with Eastsheen (or perhaps East Sheen, hard to say...) they're a company in Taiwan that makes toys in the same vein as the Rubik's Cube.
I got this as a gift over the holidays, but as it's a 2x2x2, it's inherently difficult to show off since it seems simple.