The Challenge is to Solve a thoroughly scrambled Rubik's Cube.
The Performance metric is average number of moves for solving 200 cubes.
A standard Rubik's Cube is shown in 3-D and also unfolded to identify the specific Tile-face/Vector numbering.
The faces are White-Up / Red-Left / Blue-Front / Orange-Right / Yellow-Down / Green-Back (ULFRDB)
Moves are denoted as F for clockwise rotation of the Front face. F'(or FP) is CCW and F2 is F twice. The loaded function r_new=rubick_rot(mov,r) implements moves 1-18: UFDLBRU'F'D'L'B'R'U2F2D2L2B2R2.
rubik: row vector of size 54 (The cube started [L=0,U=1,F=2,D=3,B=4,R=5] and then receives forty face moves.
Output: move_vec (Numeric of moves to solve) move_vec:values 1:27 for UFDLBR U'F'D'L'B'R' U2F2D2L2B2R2 XYZX'Y'Z'X2Y2Z2
The function rubik_rot(mov,r) is available for intermediate processing
The Function Template Contains a 3D Cube Viewer and the first part of the Beginner's Solution at the bottom in a comment block.
Coming Soon: The Mini-Cube (2x2x2) Not as easy as it looks