Thanks Ed for sending me these!
A smiley Rubik’s Cube. (Obviously, shooting with a 50mm at F1.4 won’t have enough depth-of-field.)
Properly done. (It’s as easy as a 3x3x3; just watch out for the center face alignment.)
Thanks also for the Rubik’s World! (I have trouble with the parity of the last two corners, as with all even-numbered-divisor cubes.)
Yes, I’ve figured this out! How?
I cheated by examining before jumbling it up; noted that if you spin it on one of the axises, all the numbers on the sides are the right way up. Based on this discovery, I positioned the corners.
I then checked with the pictures I took, and yay my corners were correct!
The edges were designed in such a way you’d know if they belonged to the top or bottom face, or on the middle layer (if they were both facing up or down) and then through simple Sudoku rules, I could tell where they went.
I then did non-destructive edge flips where needed. I’d then be left with middle faces that weren’t aligned. I’d put a correctly aligned middle face downwards. To correct misaligned middle faces on the middle layer, I’d pull out the edge cube below it, put in another edge cube, and finally return the original edge cube such that the middle face is aligned. After aligning all middle faces, the top face would be aligned automatically.
The top layer would have misaligned edges, so non-destructive edge swaps and non-destructive edge flips would solve the cube.