# How to Solve a Rubik's Cube | WIRED

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Published at : 02 Oct 2021
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 WIRED’s Robbie Gonzalez learned to solve a Rubik’s cube from Tyson Mao, one of the co-founders of the World Cube Association. In two weeks, Robbie got his solve time down from 45 minutes with Tyson, to 20 minutes on his own, to under a minute on average. Learn his 8-step method here. STEP-BY-STEP: 00:00 (Introduction)03:06: Step 1: Make the Daisy04:47: Step 2: Create the White Cross06:32; (How to Hold the Cube)08:10; Step 3: Solve the Bottom Layer12:20; Step 4: Solve the Second Layer14:57: Step 5: Create the Yellow Cross15:06: (Cube Notation)17:35: Step 6: Solve the Yellow Face19:10; Step 7: Position the Corners21:46: Step 8: Position the EdgesFor a companion text version, check out WIRED.com: https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-solve-a-rubiks-cube-in-5-seconds-or-less/Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► http://wrd.cm/15fP7B7 Get more incredible stories on science and tech with our daily newsletter: https://wrd.cm/DailyYTAlso, check out the free WIRED channel on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. Here you can find your favorite WIRED shows and new episodes of our latest hit series Tradecraft.ABOUT WIREDWIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture.How to Solve a Rubik’s Cube WIRED