# QWERTY Rubik's Cube

Miguel Alonso built a QWERTY Rubik's Cube, which looks like a lot of fun:

To do, you need an old keyboard, glue and a normal rubik's cube. The order is the same than a QWERTY keyboard but in the spanish language:

QWE RTY UIO F1F2F3 789 ImprPant BloqDespl Pausa
ASD FGH JKL F4F5F6 456 Insert Inicio RePag
ZXC VBN MPÑ F7F8F9 123 Supr Fin AvPag

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1. Joel Finkle says:

that’s slightly tougher than standard, as the orientation of the center cubie is obvious, whereas you can have a rotated center “red” and not tell the difference.

2. Logolepsy says:

1) “The order is the same than a QWERTY keyboard but in the spanish language”… Not really, the Ñ is normally next to the L (where the semicolon is on standard layout) and the P is next to the O (exactly like the standard layout). So, next to the M, you will find the comma and the period like in on the standard layout. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_layout#Spanish
2) This has been done before, at least 10 years ago. http://twistypuzzles.com/cgi-bin/puzzle.cgi?pkey=917

3. Donald Petersen says:

I’m not particularly fascinated (I lost interest in Rubik’s Cubes sometime in seventh grade), but I am mildly surprised that someone hadn’t done this before in the past 32 years or so.

4. L_Mariachi says:

Is it possible to solve a Rubik’s Cube facewise while getting the orientation wrong?

1. Dv Revolutionary says:

You mean solve the cube, have the centers in their respective faces but the centers are rotated wrong? Yes that’s possible. That is the challenge of picture cubes. In this case a center key could be in the proper face but after a good scramble and solve wind up rotated by 0, 90, 180, or 270.

The outer edges and corner cubies, if they are solved they are rotated correctly. They are all “keyed” against at least one other face.

5. If you switch it to a Dvorak layout, the strain on your hands will be reduced and your solving time will improve considerably.