Pyraminx (3x3x3)

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The Pyraminx is a regular tetrahedron shaped twisty puzzle. It was invented by Uwe Mèffert in 1970 however production of this toy only started in 1981.

This puzzle has 4 axis around which moves can be preformed (comparing to 3 axis in a Rubik's Cube), and it is comprised of 10 tetrahedral parts and 4 octahedral parts. The tips of the puzzle are usually reffered to as "trivial" becuase each of them has only 3 possible orientations and can be solved very easily. Some shape mods and other variations of the Pyraminx have taken these "trivial tips" off completely for example the Tetraminx (coming soon..). Another famous variation of this puzzle in the Master Pyraminx which is essentially the 4x4x4 version of it.

There are 75,582,720 possible combinations of the Pyraminx, however if you ignore the trivial tips the number crunches down to only 933,120. This number is much lower than the Rubik's Cube's wopping 43 quintillion combinations and even the Mini Rubik's Cube's 3,674,160 combinations rendering it an overall relatively easy puzzle to solve.

Optimal solutions to the Pyraminx can be found using computer software. And it has been proven that for any given position the puzzle can be solved in 11 moves or less (14 if you include the tips). The current world record for fastest Pyraminx solve is 0.91 seconds, set by Polish Dominik Górny at the Byczy Cube Race 2018.

 



Comments 24

yezyboi

yezyboi

this might be the easiest rubik's puzzle, other than the 2x2x2 pyraminx
MGN

MGN

I taught myself in under an hour!
Cuber Noob

Cuber Noob

This is a fun way to learn while I wait for my first pyraminx
Raiden

Raiden

I learned in under an hour all by myself!
Speedcuber

Speedcuber

It's so easy
Cuber

Cuber

This is so amazing i wish i knew how to solve it though
Cuber

Cuber

me too, Beginner
Beginner

Beginner

I’m getting a real one soon!
vincent

vincent

wish i knew how to solve this
Syed Ibrahim

Syed Ibrahim

This is sooooooooooo cool and I actually know how to solve it!
Kuber

Kuber

I’ve solved this thing once on here before
kAbIr

kAbIr

PB is 0.93 seconds :)
TheOverlordBunny

TheOverlordBunny

My Pyraminx is arriving soon, but until that happens, I'll be practicing my algs (algorithms) all day!
TheOverlordBunny

TheOverlordBunny

Awesome simulator, can you please make Super Floppy 3x3x1?
luc

luc

My personal record is 1.25 seconds :)
Arjun

Arjun

AWWWWEEEEEESSSSSSOOOOOMMMMMEEEEE!! This website is amazing and I can solve a Rubik’s cube!
omar

omar

we are all solving this cuz we in quarantine lol
noob1234

noob1234

i have solved the 3x3 in 6 sec.
Hữu Liêm

Hữu Liêm

I can solve mirror 2x2x2, bump cube 3x3x3, pocket cube and pyraminx
Mark

Mark

Nice now I don’t have to buy one!


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