1. The Rubik's cube and its history
2. Basic position and side names
3. The cube and its cubies
4. Basic Moves
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The Rubik's cube and its history
The Rubik's cube is one of the most famous 3D combination puzzles of our time. However
this status was not the basic intention of its creator Ernő Rubik while
designing it in 1974.
Ernő Rubik is an Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture. He worked at this
time at the Department of Interior Design at the Academy of Applied Arts and Crafts in Budapest.
As at this time computers were not yet the powerful and accessible machines that we know today,
Ernő Rubik wanted to create a teaching tool to help his students
illustrate spatial relationships in 3D. This was the birth of the Rubik's cube.
However Ernő Rubik called it initially the "Magic cube" .
The first batches of Rubik's cubes were released in May 1980 and with the first
advertisements in televisions, the puzzle won rapidly in popularity.
Rubik's cubie commercial from 1980
Already at the end of 1980 the Rubik's cube won a German Game of the Year special
award and also similar awards for best toy in the UK, France, and the US. The cube grew
in popularity worldwide and it is estimated that in the period from 1980 to 1983 around
200 million Rubik's Cubes were sold worldwide.