Rubik's Cube
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
By: Matthew Doucette

Super Mario Bros. made from Rubik's Cubes.

We are Rubik's Cube fans, and can both solve the cube. Jason's best time is 14.81 seconds and my best is 27.67 seconds. I won BlackBerry's Rubik's Cube competition at Jalloo 2013. Here's more of our records:

Jason Doucette's Rubik's Cube Records:

Jason solving the Rubik's Cube in 14.81 seconds.

• lucky: 15.45
• non-lucky: 14.81
• 3 in 5 avg: 19.91 — (21.46), 19.68, 19.55, (18.57), 20.51
• avg of 5: 19.95 — 21.46, 19.68, 19.55, 18.57, 20.51
• avg of 10: 21.28
• 10 in 12 avg: 21.50
• one hand: 37.55
• beginner method: 35.09
• beginner 3 in 5: 37.67 — 36.94, 36.44, 39.61, (42.91), (36.46)
• beginner avg 5: 38.31 — 39.40, 40.48, 38.28, 36.94, 36.44

In his 15.45 second solve, the scramble was random moves using a Dayan Zhanchi cube.

Jason's method: Fridrich: full 57 algorithm OLLfull 21 algorithm PLL, almost all intuitive F2L except for 13+ algorithms.

His previous best single time of 15.45 placed him at #2,666 in the world (1 in 2,622,281), and #76 in Canada (1 in 443,947).

Subscribe to Jason's YouTube channel for more.

Matthew Doucette's Rubik's Cube Records:

I don't have any impressive videos. Back in 2008 I posted a (now) slow 46.15 second solve. I'll have to post an update someday.

My records:

• lucky: 27.67s — (2014-MAY-5)
• non-lucky: 33.44s — (2014-JAN-21)
• avg of 5: 36.55s — (2014-JAN-21)
• 3 of 5 avg: 36.56s — (2014-JAN-21)
• avg of 10: 40.91s — (2014-JAN-21)
• 10 of 12 avg: 39.06s — (2014-JAN-21)

As of May 5th, 2014, my 27.67s solve would place me #446 in Canada, #3,023 in North America, and #14,867 in world if performed at a competition. As you can see this is not that impressive. A lot of people cube! See World Cube Association for country, continent, and world rankings.

More Rubik's Cube Articles:

Jason Solves Cube in 14.81 Seconds
2013/Jul/17 — Matthew Doucette

Genetic Algorithm Rubik's Cube Solver
2010/Jun/15 —
Genetic Algorithm Rubik's Cube Solver, coming soon.

About the Author: I am Matthew Doucette of Xona Games, an award-winning indie game studio that I founded with my twin brother. We make intensified arcade-style retro games. Our business, our games, our technology, and we as competitive gamers have won prestigious awards and received worldwide press. Our business has won \$180,000 in contests. Our games have ranked from #1 in Canada to #1 in Japan, have become #1 best sellers in multiple countries, have won game contests, and have held 3 of the top 5 rated spots in Japan of all Xbox LIVE indie games. Our game engines have been awarded for technical excellence. And we, the developers, have placed #1 in competitive gaming competitions -- relating to the games we make. Read about our story, our awards, our games, and view our blog.