Community Connection: Sawyer on Solving the Rubik's Cube
Sawyer is a seventh grader from Duluth who has a newfound interest in the Rubik's Cube; and he's not the only one. "Basically, everyone that sits at my table at lunch, we all just bring our Rubik's Cubes," says Sawyer.
His first introduction was with a 2x2 cube - a simpler version of the standard 3x3. After following a tutorial, he was able to solve the 2x2 in a day, and shortly thereafter acquired a standard 3x3 cube. Along with the 3x3, Sawyer also was gifted a CS timer; the hand-touch timing device used in competitions.
"I usually average around, like, 50 seconds," says Sawyer. "But my record is 36 seconds." Sawyer sees a lot of value to the cube, including as a fidget. "When I have my Rubik's Cube it kind of helps me." But the competitive side has a certain pull, too. "I could maybe go to a regional competition," says Sawyer who aims to solve the cube in under 20 seconds before venturing into the competitive world.