Rubrics Cube of Doom

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Rubrics Cube of Doom

Postby jewish_scientist » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:22 pm UTC

I plan on painting over the squares of a rubrics cube and drawing a curve across the surface, then giving it to one of my friends who can solve a rubrics cube. I was wondering just how the people here would do this. I am designing the pattern of the drawing on a net of a rubrics cube, so your solutions must be in that form. Try to make your own curve that scores higher than mine under the following criteria. Right now my curve scores 8 points. I'll post it after I see how a few other people do, because I do not want my solution to influence yours. Each property is worth one point unless otherwise noted and a property can be earned more than once.

-Curve makes a U-turn (-1 point)
-Square is not entered (-1 point)
-Curve is not self-intersecting
-Curve is a cycle
-Curve is a Hamilton path
-Beginning/ end of the curve is in a center square
-Beginning and end of the curve are on opposite center squares
-Curve is a Hamilton cycle
-Has only one solve state following the rules of how a rubrics cube works (awarded until proven otherwise)
-Every piece is unique excluding the center pieces
-If every piece except the centers are removed, then cube is not rotationally symmetrical

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Re: Rubrics Cube of Doom

Postby Peaceful Whale » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:27 pm UTC

I would call that a devil cube. If you make this it would be used as a torture device.
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Re: Rubrics Cube of Doom

Postby jaap » Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:48 am UTC

jewish_scientist wrote:I plan on painting over the squares of a rubrics cube


It's called a Rubik's Cube, named after its inventor Ernö Rubik.

Such maze cubes have been designed before. The standard maze cube design was made by Christoph Lohe, and he explains the reasoning behind it here: The Maze Cube
You can buy sticker sets for the maze cube here or here.

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Re: Rubrics Cube of Doom

Postby jewish_scientist » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:26 pm UTC

I have literally spent over a month working on this, and you casually post a link to the answer...

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