This online program will help you solve your scrambled Rubik's Cube! Just set the colours of the mixed puzzle, hit the Solve button and follow the steps leading to the solution.
What can you do with this program?
- Solve your scrambled Rubik's Cube - if you have a cube you couldn't solve for a long time this program will help you for sure.
- Play online - hit the scramble button and try to solve it online dragging the layers with your mouse or using the allocated buttons or your keyboard.
- Generate Rubik's Cube images - you can save the scrambled cube as a picture clicking on the 'Generate image' checkbox. Many formats and settings are available.
- Generate Rubik's widget - Save your scramble state as an interactive widget. Use your mouse right click and 'Open link in new tab' to open the widget wizard.
- Discover - learn notation, try patterns etc.
This program finds the solution in approximately 20 steps (God's algorithm) in most cases. For this your setup needs to be a valid configuration, using the western colour scheme.
How to use the Rubik's Cube Solver?
To use the program all you have to do is set the colours of your scrambled cube, press the Solve button and the program will show you the steps (rotations) needed to get it fixed. There are three different views to choose from, select the tab you like the most.
The program is working with any colour scheme which uses these six colours: white, red, blue, orange, green, and yellow. It doesn't matter if the colours are not in this order on your cube because the program automatically determines the colour settings according to the middle pieces. Unfortunately only a layer-by-layer solution is available if you cube is not using the classic colour scheme.
There are many ways to set up the scrambled cube. You can pick a colour on the palette, then paste it on one of the fields. You can also do multiple clicks on a field to change its colour. Generate a random scramble, and reset the cube to the solved position with one click. Apply any basic rotation by clicking on one of the permutation buttons or by pressing the corresponding buttons on your keyboard: R, L, U, D, F and B. Drag a field with your mouse and rotate in the desired direction. Under the permutation buttons you can see the description of every button to help you understand what these permutations mean.
After you set a valid scramble you can try to solve it online using the rotation buttons, or click the Solve button and the program will show you the solution. Please be patient because depending on your internet connection and computer configuration this can take a while. After the program finds the steps it might ask you to reorient the puzzle in your hands because it will always solve the cube starting from the bottom layer.
Please double check your puzzle when the solver says Invalid scramble. You might have switched one or more pieces. Go back to the scramble page and try to find the problem.
After the orientation is right go ahead and apply the rotations given by the online Rubik's Cube solver. Respect the initial orientation, and make all the rotations right because if you miss one or make a wrong turn you end up with a scrambled cube. Be careful with the double turns which mean a 180 degree turn of a face. These are marked with X2. You can play back the solution with the desired speed or click through the steps one by one any time you want. If you don't understand what the letters mean then click on them to see the illustration. For this to work you have to activate the Animate rotations function with the allocated checkbox. You might also find useful the Rubik's Cube Notation page where you can find a detailed explanation about what the letters mean in the solution algorithm. A YouTube video is also available to demonstrate how this program works.
After you successfully solved your puzzle go back to scramble a new cube.
Another useful feature of this online application is that you can save the scrambled cube as an image in three different formats with a few clicks. The saved picture is fully customizable. You can select the background colour, the colour scheme, the size of the image, the view angle, the thickness of the sticker borders, how far the stickers are from the body and of course the file format. To give this a try click the Generate Image button.
Save your current scramble as an interactive widget and embed it as an iframe on your website or simply save its URL.
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