- Cube simulators and programs
- Herbert Kociemba's Cube Explorer Herbert Kociemba,
the inventor of the most popular and most powerful algorithm (1992) that can find algorithms (usually within 20 moves or less) for any position in just seconds. User-friendly interface. A neat feature is an automatic generator of pretty patterns (!) Herbert's work has inspired others to create similar programs that can achieve other unique feats
- Mike Reid's Optimal Cube Solver that finds the optimal solution for any position
- Ron Van Bruchem's Sticker Mode Program can ignore parts of the cube. Great for developing algorithms for the first two layers (in Tools section)
- A-Cube at Josef Jelinek's site can also ignore parts of the cube. Runs in MS DOS using command-line-parameters interface
- Oinkleburger Java Applet is actually not another tasteless McDonald's product but rather an ingenious Java simulator of NxNxN cubes
- Karl Hörnel's Java Cube simulator was, I believe, the first user-friendly Java cube simulator available on the web
- Speed solving resources
- Ron van Bruchem's site contains algorithms for all
inversions and permutations from my system and much more ...
- Peter's site containing algorithms for the first two layers and the last layer adjusted for finger shortcuts, including reflections and inversions!
- Chris Hardwick's page with a lot of useful
information on speed solving, movies, records pages, and much more ...
- Dan Knight's Speed Cubing Page with videos
of finger shortcuts, speedcubing tips, and more
- Lars Petrus' speed solving method is one of today's most popular speed solving methods
- Josef Jelinek's site with a corners-first method and Hana Bizek's cube art
- Ryan Heise's page with the human version of the Thistlethwaite Algorithm
- Shon's speedcubing page with pictures and animations
- Records, unusual cube-feats
- The Unofficial World Records Page by Chris Hardwick
- Ralf Laue's Records from official contests. Ralf is one of the few people walking this planet who can solve the cube blindfolded
- Chris Hardwick solving a 20x20x20 cube (!)
- Gaetan Guimond's Page. Watch Gaetan solve the cube blindfolded in less than 30 sec. (!)
- General cube resources
- Speed Cubing Glossary
- Jaap's Puzzle Page all kinds of Rubik's Cube like puzzles, EXCELLENT comprehensive links
- Domain of the Cube (by Mark Longridge) one of the classic cube resources
- Rubik's cube page (by Mike Reid) with links to other solutions to the cube, cube software, etc.
- Cube page (by Georges Helm) a large cube-related resource
- Christophe Goudey's page with a lot of useful info and LINKS!
- Rubik's Cube site, where you can purchase different puzzles
- Dan Knight's beginner's approach and
Diego de Pereda's Beginner Solution are good places to start if you are a complete beginner.
- Olly's (Stiffhand) site on blindfold cubing, speedcubing, and more ...
- Bruno Jarno's World of Rubik's in french
- Mike Reid's Pretty Patterns
- Dan's Cube Station has some cool Java applets with animations
of F2L and LL algorithms (great for those who are starting with the cube). Dan also organizes a weekly competition called
the Fewest Moves Challenge. The goal is to solve the cube with the fewest number of moves without using computers or computer-found
algorithms. Unless you can consistently solve the cube below 30 moves, you do not stand a chance to win this competition (that is
if Mirek Goljan submits his solution) :)
- Discussion groups
Yahoo Speed Solving Rubik's Cube Club established in June 2000
- Formet's Discussion Forum (established in April 2002)
- Cube Lovers Mailing list archives
searchable by date or subject. Cube Lovers is one of the oldest mailing lists on the Internet, established in 1980!
- Alan Bawden's ftp site for Cube Lovers archive