Rubik’s Cube by Shourya Bangaru


In 1974, Erno Rubik created the first ever Rubik's Cube made from wood and paper. Erno Rubik spent a month trying to solve the cube and at the end, he succeeded. The Rubik’s cube was featured in international toy fairs such as the 1979 Nuremberg Toy Fair. In the early 1980s, it started appearing in American tv commercials and

advertisements and it became the star of an animated series called the Rubik, The amazing cube. In 2003, the World Cube Association or WCA was founded to host regular cube competitions. It has been around 48 years since Erno Rubik created the Rubik’s cube and it is still one of the most popular toys ever.



How I started:

It all started when my friends and I decided to bring our Rubik’s cube on the bus. We raced each other to see who could solve one side the fastest. Even though at the time it was hard, we managed to solve a problem. Later, I decided to try to solve the whole cube and after many hours, I managed to. I kept on practicing to try to get faster and faster and I gave myself goals to beat and after all the practicing, I can solve the cube in 30 Seconds.


Where I am now:

I am now in 6th grade and I have made my own Rubik’s Cube club at my school and we meet every week. In the club, I teach beginners how to solve the cube, we have fun cubing races, we help each other learn more about the Rubik’s Cube so everyone can get better and faster.


How to solve the Cube:

The easiest way to solve the cube is called the beginners method. It does not have many algorithms as there are only 6 and is very easy to learn as most of the algorithms are repeating. Then there is CFOP. This method is very advanced and you have to learn around 100 algorithms to fully learn CFOP. CFOP is very hard to learn because there are a lot of algorithms to learn, but it is the most popular method of solving the Rubik’s Cube.


World Records:

3x3: 3.47

2x2: 0.49

4x4: 17.42

5x5: 34.94

Skewb: 0.93

Pyraminx: 0.91


My Records:

3x3: 22 seconds

2x2: 4 seconds

4x4: 1 minute 56 seconds

Pyraminx: 7 seconds

Skewb: 11 seconds


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