* Rubik 2x2x2 Bandaged *

* Made by J. A. Storer from a standard Rubik 2x2x2 cube, 2007. *

(two brass plates glued to a Meffert's Eastsheen Rubik 2x2x2 cube, 2 inches)

This is a relatively easy puzzle that can usually be solved without too much effort by playing a bit.
However, it can get more mixed up than is first apparent. An organized way of solving
is to combine repositioning of the bandaged portion with transformations for the standard
*Rubik's 2x2x2 cube*
that only use R and D rotations,
such as these which are shown on
*Jaap's Page*.

**Notation:**
R (right) and D (down) for 90 degree clockwise rotations of the corresponding faces,
- to do counterclockwise instead of clockwise, and 2 to do it twice;
corners are denoted with three letters
(e.g., FLD- = counterclockwise rotation of the front, left, down corner).
FLD-, BRD+: ** R2 D- R D2 R- D2 R D- R2 D **

FRD-, BRD-, BLD-: ** R- D- R D- R- D2 R D2 **

FRD+, BRD+, BLD+: ** D2 R- D2 R D R- D R **

FRD-, BRD+, BLD-, FLD+: ** R2 D2 R D2 R2 D **

**Further Reading**

*Jaap's Page*,
from: http://www.jaapsch.net/puzzles/cube2.htm