Message #441

From: Roice Nelson <>
Subject: Noel conquers the 4^5!
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 20:44:18 -0500

Hey guys,

I wanted to let you all know the Revenge version of the 5D cube has been
solved for the first time! I just uploaded Noel Chalmer’s solution to the
Hall of Insanity if you’d like to take a look.

This puzzle has 2560 stickers and 1024 cubies and as best I can tell from
our emails, I think it only took him about a week! But I’ll let him expound
if he’s interested.

Since they have so many pieces, Noel requested a new feature (a cubie
finder) to help him out with the Revenge and Professor 5D puzzles, and this
is part of the install now. It is on the options menu or you can CTRL+F.
Also, thought I’d mention redo was added last year as well (that had been
requested a lot so I finally did it, but I never mailed out about it).

I hope this finds everybody well,


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From: Noel Chalmers <>
Date: Wed, Mar 19, 2008 at 1:43 AM
Subject: Re: small thing

Hey Roice,

Well, I said I’d do it and it’s done. This thing was HARD. I had a parity
error at every step of solving it like a 3x3 and I had to kind of make up a
sequence on the fly that would correct it. I’m looking forward to the 5^5
where I won’t have to worry about parity! But I think I’ll take a bit of a
break before that.
This is by no means a shortest move solution, I gave up on trying to have a
low move count when I hit the parities. I suspect that if someone else
solves it they’ll have less moves but that’s fine by me, I don’t plan on
doing this ever again. Thanks again for the update to the program, I
couldn’t have done it without your help!