## Thursday, May 8, 2008

### How to solve 6x6x6 Cube

First get a Free Cube Simulator for Big Cubes:
www.gabbasoft.com

Then watch :

Solved
Step 1:
I did the six 4x4 centers first. Build 1x3 strips and insert into centres.
Works pretty much like the 5x5 centres techniques.

Step 2:
For the last two quadrages, if you get the centre 2 edges flipped, use the 4x4 algorithm to correct them:

Last 2 edges:
Last 2 dedges both vertically parallel to each other.
D* R F' U R' F D'*

Then, treat the centre 2 edges as 1 single edge - then you can apply all the 5x5 algorithms to solve the last 2 quadrages.

Step 3:
Solve as normal 3x3 cube.
I encountered 2 parities.
The first parity is a single edge flip parity. I used the 4x4 algorithm:

Parity 2 (1 flipped edge)
With edge in front:
2R*
2B
2U
L*
2U
R'*
2U
R*
2U
2F
R*
2F
L'*
2B
2R*

The second parity is a 2 edge swap parity. I also used the 4x4 algorithm:

Parity 3 (Opposite edges - but no flip) &
Parity 5 (Front and Right Edge - no flipped)

With one edge in front:
2r 2U 2r 2U* 2r 2u

Not as difficult as I expected.