# Floppy Cube

The Floppy Cube is a 3x3x1 Rubik's Cube and it was invented by **Katsuhiko Okamoto** the inventor of the Void cube, Master Skewb, the fully functional 3x3x5 Cube, the Master Pyraminx and much more. He also made different versions of the 3x3x1 Cubes, like the **Floppy Octagon** (a Floppy Cube truncated into the shape of an octagon), **Penta Floppy** (pentagonal version), **Hexa Floppy** (hexagonal version), **Scramble Cube** (also known as Super Floppy Cube).

The 3x3x1 Floppy Cube is a single layer cube, having 9 cubes arranged in a square. It has 9 white and yellow stickers on the top and bottom and 3 green, orange, blue and red stickers on the sides. Only the corner pieces can switch places, so it has 192 possible permutations.

The sides can be turned 180 degrees and halfway through a move the center piece flexes a little bit, letting the corners stay connected to the center.

The highest order N x N x 1 fully functional cuboid ever made is a Royal Floppy Cube. This puzzle is a 9x9x1 Floppy Cube and it has large outer pieces to hold the smaller inner pieces together.

## The solution

To solve a Floppy Cube first orient the four edge pieces according to the color of the yellow and white center piece. This is maximum one turn for each face.

After that find a corner piece which is already on the right spot, hold the puzzle in your hand so this piece is on the right-front (marked with OK) and do the algorithm: **B L B L**. In some cases you have to do this twice, and three times if there's no corner piece in the right spot. With this simple algorithm you can solve this puzzle.

## LanLan Super Floppy Cube

The Super Floppy Cube was also invented by Katsuhiko Okamoto, and he originally called it the **Scramble Cube**.

This is a more complicated version of the Floppy Cube, where you can make quarter turns of the faces. This is the reason why there can be up to four corner pieces around a single edge piece, and it's possible to have an edge piece left alone with no corner piece at all.

*Scrambled shape-shifting Super Floppy Cube and a regular one.*

The LanLan Super Floppy moves much smoother than the classic 3x3x1 even without lubrication. It has very good quality rounded stickers. It can be used as a classic Floppy Cube if you don't make quarter turns, just half turns.