# Square-0

The Square-0 (a.k.a. SQ0) is a cube-shaped twisty puzzle. It is a lower-order version of the famous shape-shifting puzzle Square-1. It was invented in 2015 by YouTuber DGCubes (Daniel Goodman) for a school project where students were given the task to invent something and then present it to the class in Spanish. To make the prototype, Goodman bought a Square-1 puzzle and simply "bandaged" each corner piece with an adjacent edge piece. We say "simply" because turning a Square-1 into a Square-0 is not hard to do, but we do think the original idea is GENIUS! Apparently we're also not alone on that since ShengShou decided to mass-produce the puzzle and nowadays you can buy it directly under the name "SengSo SQ0".

It might not be very obvious at first glance, but the Square-0 can actually be thought of as a bandaged Tower Cube (2x2x3) shape-mod. The top and bottom faces each have 4 identical corner pieces, and the puzzle itself is made of 3 layers. The only difference between the mechanism of the Square-0 and the one found in the Tower Cube (2x2x3) is that the former only has two parts in its middle layer. This makes the Square-0 even easier to solve than the Tower Cube (2x2x3), which is already considered an easy puzzle to solve. Our computer simulation shows that the Square-0 only has around 80k possible combinations.

The Square-0 is not an official WCA puzzle. Its predecessor, the Square-1, is the only shape-shifting official WCA puzzle. At the time of writing, we couldn't find any unofficial record for the fastest solve of this puzzle.

#### Solver

I solved in 0 seconds!

#### realcuber

4.88 SEC LETS GOOOOO I BEAT MY PB WHICH IS 13.59 SEC!!!

#### micah

solved in 0.6 secðŸ˜Ž

#### john a non cuber

its a bandaged 2x2x3 and a begginer version

#### easy

I did it with square 1 algorithms(only the corner permutations though)

#### Cuber

I didnâ€™t know there was parity on this cube

#### simple but not

I can do this cube but i can't do it when there is parity

#### Rodrigo

dude easy i solved it with 3 moves

#### Keyan

Literally? This is like bandage cube

#### Aaariv Demon

I solved it by accident

#### Random_Cuber

I solved completely intuitively, even when I got parity.

#### Rodrigo

Solved it on a hard scramble! Total Moves: 4

Easy ðŸ˜Ž

#### PixelGamer2

Just like an 2x2x3, very easy!

#### Valentine9years

Solving a square-0 is like solving a 2x2x3.

#### yes!!! wait what???

i solved it but one half

mee too

i solved it!

#### Cuber Fan

Solved it in 3 moves

#### getrickrollednoob739

kinda looks like a bandaged 2x2