I enjoy challenges. Actually, let me clarify that–I enjoy challenges that lead to a greater understanding of a subject, an increased skill set, and a sense of accomplishment. I do not like challenges just for the sake of a challenge if it makes things harder for me without any noticeable benefit.
To that end, nearly a decade ago, I thought it would be kind of cool to learn how to solve a Rubik’s cube. I believed it would challenge my brain, occupy my down time, and give me a good story. I would argue that it accomplished all three. My myriad failed attempts, studying, and eventual solution also gave me reason to create a video tutorial to share with others who were interested in tackling this puzzle.
So without further ado, here is my approach to solving the elusive Rubik’s Cube.
Solving this puzzle not only gave me a great sense of accomplishment, but it also inspired a cake I made for a square-themed IT holiday party!