Message #3067

From: Vasily Vladimirovich Vylkov <>
Subject: Re: [MC4D] Hello, Joseph here.
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2015 18:59:20 -0800

Hey Joe! Sorry no one responded – normally we are a very welcoming
bunch… very happy you found this group!

Did you end up trying the 4^4 (or any of the MagicTile or other twisty
high-dimensional or non-Euclidean puzzles)?

On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM, Joseph Snyder
[4D_Cubing] <> wrote:

> Hi! I’m 20 years old, been solving rubik’s cubes for about 5-6 years.
> Right now I am living in New Jersey. I grew up in China, my parents are
> linguists. Hobbies include juggling, running, playing ping pong. I also
> like philosophy (deep complicated questions).
> Just recently came across the 4D puzzle. Thought it looked crazy, decided
> to give it a shot. Ever since I saw the puzzle, I really wanted to figure
> out a solution on my own. I watched a video (probably the only one out
> there), explaining how the puzzle worked. I then understood that it
> functioned like a normal 3x3 in the respect that each piece had it’s own
> place.
> Since I never learned how commutators worked, I applied ideas from the
> normal 3x3 solving method. I solved 1 cube (the blue one) first, and
> brought that to the bottom. I solved the middle layers of the 4 (middle?)
> cubes next. I then connected all the green pieces to the green center. Then
> it was just like solving a 3x3.
> Not so good at explaining. If you have any questions, let me know.
> I was fairly confident I could figure it out, since I had figured out how
> to solve the normal 4x4 and 5x5 on my own (excluding the parities). It just
> took a bit of patience and willingness to sit and stare and think.
> I also like making anagrams. Here’s one -
> "The four dimensional Rubik’s cube."
> =
> "Make crude, rubbish solution? Fine."
> Well, I think the next thing for me is the 4d 4x4.