Verde Valley News – Rubik’s Cubes are amazing. They combine each aspect of STEAM in one classic toy. The Teen Library in Camp Verde invites teens ages 11 and up to join our Teen Cubing Club starting Friday, February 3 at 3:00pm. The program will be in collaboration with Spectrum Healthcare. All skill levels welcome. Bring your own cubes or use one of ours.
43,252,003,274,489,856,000 (43 quintillion, 252 quadrillion, 3 trillion, 274 billion, 489 million, 856 thousand) is the number of combinations, including the solved state, of the original 3×3 Rubik’s cube, invented in 1974 by Erno Rubik as a teaching device for his architecture class.
Today’s modern cubes, often referred to as speedcubes, add magnets and spring compression adjustments to fit the user’s preference, so they can be solved as quickly as possible, with the fastest time being mere seconds.
Despite the 43 quintillion combinations, anyone can learn to solve a cube. Teens can join us each Friday at 3:00pm, beginning February 3, and learn to solve start with the beginner method, and then progress to advanced techniques, and even other twisty puzzles, like 2×2, 4×4, 5×5, and pyraminx!
Camp Verde Community Library is located at 130 N Black Bridge Road just off Montezuma Castle Highway in Camp Verde. The library is open Monday-Thursday 8:00a-7:00p and Friday-Saturday 9:00a-5:00p. For more information about this or any other library program visit the library’s webpage at https://www.campverde.az.gov/cvcl or call 928-554-8380 during library open hours.