# Hot Puzzles How-Tos

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube with the U Permutation

Need a little help solving the last part of the Rubik's Cube puzzle? Permutating the last layer could be tricky, and could get you back to square one if you don't know what you are doing, but don't worry, you'll be able to solve that Cube in every possible PLL situation.

### How To: Solve the Cast Heart metal puzzle from Hanayama

Find out how to solve the Cast Heart metal puzzle from Hanayama. The Hanayama Cast Heart is the perfect puzzle for your Valentine, and the perfect solution to boredom. Sharpen your mind with this mind boggling puzzle, which rates a 4 out of 8 in difficulty.

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Twist

See how to solve the Rubik's Twist! The Rubik's Cube has been puzzling people for ages now, with only the best of minds able to solve it without any help. The rest of us might not be as lucky, we need a little help, but the Rubiks Twist might not be as hard. This video tutorial is only for beginners, to show them how to solve the mechanical Rubik's Twist puzzle, also referred to as the Rubik's Snake or Rubik's Transformable Snake.

### How To: Successfully restring your Rubik's Magic puzzle

Have a Rubik's Magic Puzzle that's been failing you? It needs a little adjustment, doesn't it? Well, this four-part video tutorial will show you how to fix it, by restringing the puzzle.

### How To: Do tricks with a solved Rubik's Cube

A few extra things you can do with a solved cube, like creating different patterns on the club, plus a way to cheat at solving a Rubik's cube.

### How To: Solve a 6x6x6 V-Cube 6 puzzle

Watch this four-part tutorial to learn how to solve a 6x6x6 V-Cube 6. This is a rather advanced cube, so it's recommended that you already know how to solve both a 4x4 and 5x5 cube first. If not, you might end up getting just a little bit lost. This detailed instructional video tutorial will leave you eager to get started on your own cube!

### How To: Solve the Hanayama Cast Quartet metal puzzle

Learn how to solve the Hanayama Cast Quartet metal puzzle. Hanayama cast iron puzzles are the perfect solution to being bored. This video tutorial will show you exactly how to solve this mind boggling Cast Quartet puzzle, which is rated a 6 out of 6 in difficulty by Hanayama.

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube cross faster than anyone

Want to be fast at solving the cross of the Rubik's Cube, like two or three seconds fast? Well, this video tutorial will show you how to solve the Rubik's Cube cross faster than anyone. These insights into how to make the cross will no doubt make you a great speedcuber. Just pay attention to the orientation and the rest of these Rubiks Cube cross tips and tricks.

### How To: Make a wooden children's jigsaw puzzle

Craftsperson Ceal Pedersen, from Heirloom Puzzles, shows you how to make wooden jigsaw puzzles with her own creative touches, geared towards kids.

### How To: Trick Your Friends into Thinking You Can Actually Solve a Rubik's Cube

The Rubik's Cube is probably one of the most well-known puzzles, but if the number of articles about how to solve them is any indication, it's also one of the least understood. How many people do you know who actually know how to solve one?

### HowTo: DIY Wooden Rubik's Cube

Put your woodworking skills to the test with this spin on the classic Rubik's cube. Instructables user BrittLiv demonstrates how to craft your own wooden cube using the following materials and tools:

### How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube in 5 minutes

To solve a Rubik's cube, you will need to begin by keeping in mind the 7 steps. To learn about the cube itself, you will need to take it apart. The cube has 3 types of pieces. The center pieces do not move. They are actually fixed. Every piece is unique, and every piece has a unique place.

### How To: Understand the Rubik's Cube

This video is about solving the Rubik's Cube in 5 easy steps. It gives an overview of the Rubik's Cube which may even be considered as surplus information for some people. It also describes common mistakes; for instance, trying to solve one face at a time. It goes on to give a recommendation that it is better to solve three layers at a time.

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube in under one minute

Learn how to master the Rubik's Cube puzzle... watch this video tutorial to see how to solve the Rubik's Cube in under one minute. You don't have to be a genius to accomplish solving the 3x3 Classic Rubiks Cube.

### How To: Solve KenKen puzzles with Will Shortz

Toss aside that Sudoku. Take a stab at the new craze to hit the Times: KenKen. New York Times puzzle editor Will Shortz introduces KenKen and gives a brief play-by-play demonstration of this new puzzle craze.

### How To: Solve the acid cube Square One puzzle

Watch this video tutorial to see how to solve the acid cube Square One puzzle. There's a few things you should know before even trying to solve the Square-1 puzzle, which is knowing how to solve the Rubik's Cube. Then you need to know the notation for rotating the Square One, also known as Back to Square One and Cube 21. Next you need to know a few algorithms and you're halfway to solving the challenging puzzle.

### How To: Make professional-looking 1x1 Rubik's Cubes from Legos

Want to make a Rubik's Cube just like Erno Rubik? Of course you do, but before you start making all of the intrinsic mechanisms of the classic Cube, maybe you should start out a little simpler.

### How To: Disassemble and reassemble the V-Cube 7 puzzle

It's time to disassemble your V-Cube puzzle, so how do you do it? Panagiotis Verdes designed these puzzles just like Erno Rubik designed his Rubik's Cubes, only bigger and more challenging. Every once in a while it is necessary to take them apart, either for cleaning, lubricating or for replacing game parts.

### How To: Disassemble and reassemble the Megaminx puzzle

It's time to disassemble your Megaminx puzzle, so how do you do it? These puzzles are meant to be solved, just like the Rubik's Cube, but every once in a while it is necessary to take them apart, either for cleaning, lubricating or for replacing game parts.

### How To: Disassemble and reassemble the 5x5 Rubik's Cube puzzle

It's time to disassemble your Rubik's puzzle, so how do you do it? Erno Rubik designed these puzzles to be solved, but every once in a while it is necessary to take them apart, either for cleaning, lubricating or for replacing game parts.

### How To: Disassemble and reassemble the 4x4 Rubik's Cube puzzle

It's time to disassemble your Rubik's puzzle, so how do you do it? Erno Rubik designed these puzzles to be solved, but every once in a while it is necessary to take them apart, either for cleaning, lubricating or for replacing game parts.

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube with the V Permutation

Need a little help solving the last part of the Rubik's Cube puzzle? Permutating the last layer could be tricky, and could get you back to square one if you don't know what you are doing, but don't worry, you'll be able to solve that Cube in every possible PLL situation.

### How To: Use commutators to solve the Rubik's Cube

Want to solve the Rubik's Cube without any algorithms at all? Well, you're in luck. In this video tutorial, you'll learn about commutators, which are sets of moves that only change very small parts of the Cube. All of these things are intuitive and derivable, and there are no mentions of algorithms. After understanding this video, you will most likely be able to intuitively solve the entire Rubik's Cube! Just don't expect to watch this video once and be an expert on Rubiks Cube commutators; y...

### How To: Lubricate a 4x4 Rubik's Revenge Cube

Need to improve your Rubik's Cube time? Can't quite solve it as quick as you should be? Maybe you need a little lube, ey?

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube with algorithms

The Rubik's Cube, originally called the "Magic Cube," is a mechanical puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture, Erno Rubik.

### How To: Solve the wire horseshoe puzzle

A short demonstration on how to solve the mystery of the baffling wire horseshoe puzzle.

### How To: Solve the heart and handle wire puzzle

Watch this video learn how to solve the heart and handle wire puzzle.

### How To: Solve that mess of a Rubik's Cube

Okay, you're sitting down, staring at this mess of colors in your hand, trying to make it look like it did when you originally bought it. The Rubik's Cube, my friend, is not as hard as you think it is.

### How To: Solve the Mirror Blocks puzzle by Rubik's Cube

OK, you've beaten everything from the 2X2 Rubik's cube all the way up to the 6X6. Now it's time to try something different. This video shows how to solve the Rubik's cube Mirror Blocks cube. It's tricky at first but follow the video and figure it out! Don't forget to check out part two of this video

### How To: Modify a 3x3 Rubik's Cube so that it turns faster and better

Mods have gone from car parts to British youthful rebels to computer game addons to this. Rubik's Cube mods. Yes, they're here. This video will show you how to modify a standard 3x3 Rubik's Cube so that it will turn and solve much more quickly and smoothly. You will need a dremel, vaseline, and some other tools, but the results are impressive.

### How To: Figure out Rubik's Cube notation

Has a Rubik's Cube got you stumped? This video demonstrates how to understand notation in a three-by-three cube. Step one of the video is to understand that there are three types of pieces in a cube. One is a center pieces, these demonstrate what the color of the side must become. Next, is an edge piece. This is one piece with two stickers. Lastly, there is a corner piece. This is a corner on the cube. It has three stickers. Finally, once you understand the notation of the pieces of the cube,...

### How To: Solve a 5x5x5 Rubik's Cube faster

This video shows an explanation for an Advanced Edge Pairing method for the 5x5x5 Cube. The method used is as follows. First, you should match up edges on the middle layers (in the build ring) to form complete "tredges," or triple edge pieces. Then replace and store these tredges on the Up and Down faces of the cube. This method CAN be applied to any size big cube!

### How To: Solve a Rubik's Cube with the "Ortega method"

Want to learn how to solve the mysterious Rubik's Cube? Well in this video, the viewers will be taught how to do so with the "Ortega method". The video provides a demonstration of this method with a 2x2x2 Rubik's Cube. At each step, the video breaks down the cube into different situations and which algorithm to use for which. The video demonstrates how to recognize each situation, what to do in each case and the fastest way to do so.

### How To: Disassemble and reassemble a Rubik's Cube

This video teaches you how to open a Rubik's Cube using a pair of scissors (and it says other household "tools" might work). After taking out the first block you can simply disassemble the other components as well. It's very useful if you are looking to replace a broken piece or if you can't solve the cube. Following the steps in this video will make you feel more comfortable about taking one of these cubes apart, since you might be afraid to break the cube while disassembling it. There is al...

### How To: Solve a sudoku game

Sudoku is a one-rule puzzle game that can be either satisfyingly simple or deceptively difficult. Step 1

### How To: Solve the Hanayama Cast Loop metal puzzle

Learn how to solve the Hanayama Cast Loop metal puzzle. Hanayama cast iron puzzles are the perfect solution to being bored. This video tutorial will show you exactly how to solve this mind boggling Cast Loop puzzle, which is rated a 1 out of 6 in difficulty by Hanayama.

### How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube F2L with the Keyhole Method

A great way to rack your brain is by trying to solve a puzzle, so grab your puzzle and get solving! If you need a little help, this video tutorial will show you how to solve the Rubik's Cube F2L with the Keyhole Method. The 3x3 Rubik's Cube is one of the most baffling puzzles on the market today, so make sure your up to speed on solving it. Watch and learn a few algorithms to get your puzzle solved! The Keyhole Method is an easy way to cut down on the layer-by-layer approach to the first two ...

### How To: Solve the Whip-It puzzle

This video tutorial will show you how to solve the Whip-It puzzle. The Whip-It puzzle is not quite a Rubik's Cube, but it's just as fun! The Whip-It is also referred to as the Puzzle 6. and is a sliding piece puzzle that consists of several discs stacked up into a tower, and they can rotate about a central axle. If you're interested in solving it, just watch!

### How To: Memorize the G-Permutations on the Rubik's Cube

Solving puzzles can be hard, especially when it comes to Rubik's Cube. Erno Rubik's puzzles are extremely difficult, three-dimensional mechanical cubes, unless you're determined and can handle a few mathematical algorithms, then they're easy, or at least not impossible.

### How To: Solve the 2x2 Rubik's Cube with the Fridrich Method

Solving puzzles can be hard, especially when it comes to Rubik's Cube. Erno Rubik's puzzles are extremely difficult, three-dimensional mechanical cubes, unless you're determined and can handle a few mathematical algorithms, then they're easy, or at least not impossible.