Rubik's Cube fans can pick up hints and tips on solving the fiendish puzzle at the first meeting of an after-school club today. The cube, which first baffled a generation of schoolchildren after inventor Erno Rubik came up with the prototype in 1974, has become the most popular puzzle of all time with more than 350 million sold. Its success also spawned a rash of copy-cat and spin-off puzzles.
Mr Cowley did a recent assembly on the cube where Will Bolton and Sultan Chaudhury successfully managed to unscramble five cubes between them in an impressive two minutes with Will’s personal best time standing at 22 seconds. (The current world record for solving the cube is 6.77 seconds).
Mr Cowley said: ‘A lot of the students have got cubes at home and they are becoming more popular again so we thought we would run the club for three weeks to see how much demand there is. The students came up with the name of the Brooke Weston Cubing Association and they can bring along whatever cube puzzles they want to tackle. It is just about remembering algorithms to solve them. It is relatively logical but you don’t have to be good at maths in order to do it, it is just about learning the sequence of moves.’
The first meeting takes place tonight at 16:15 in (where else) Rubik of course!