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.

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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.

## 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## Nolan

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## bro

mee too## astr523qwerty

i solved it!## Cuber Fan

Solved it in 3 moves## getrickrollednoob739

kinda looks like a bandaged 2x2## Write a comment!