There are two videos below. One is exciting and puts you in an adventure. (but some find the adventure distracting) The other video is simple and to the point. Choose whichever one works best for you!
Step 7 – (Plain Version)
Step 7 – (Theatrical Version)
Goal for this step:
Make the final corners on each side match colors!
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Okay, so assuming you are an expert on the stuff you’ve learned so far, we will continue. To solve the corners, you first need to memorize these 9 moves below. Don’t continue until you can recite them in a dark room while jumping on your bed. (be careful)
- Counter, Clock, Counter, Flip, Clock
- Counter, Counter, Flip, Flip
As with some other steps, this one has a pattern too. The pattern is pretty simple.
- Right, Front, Right, Back
Imagine it goes on forever: Right, Front, Right, Back, – Right, Front, Right, Back, – Right, Front, Right, Back, – Right, Front, Right, Back, – Right, Front, Right, Back, – Right, Front, Right, Back…
You don’t really need to memorize those words, but to get a feel for the movement, place your left thumb on the cube as shown below. Your left thumb will never move. It will stay there during the main moves. As a practice, use your right index finger to trace the pattern around the thumb. As always, where do we start a pattern???? We start on the right. Then, it goes down around the thumb. Then hits a dead-end and goes all the way around. And then keeps going forever.
Check for matching corners
Look on all the sides of your cube. Any matching corners? If you find a match, turn the top of the cube until the matching colors end up on the correct side. After that, look for the side that is the most complete for solving the Rubik’s cube. Position the cube so that the most complete side of the cube is facing towards the back.
If you can’t find any matching sides, that’s okay. You can proceed to the main moves.
Do the Main Moves
Counter, Clock, Counter, Flip, Clock — Counter, Counter, Flip, Flip
Using what we’ve learned, we will combine the 9 moves we memorized, and the pattern.
(Having trouble memorizing all these steps for the cube? Check out my cheat sheet.)
Check for matching corners
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Your 5 minute challenge!
You only have one more step left! Make sure you can solve the cube in under 5 minutes before taking on the final move.
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