The Megaminx Pattern Archive

The Megaminx Pattern Archive


The megaminx is a rubikized platonic dodecahedron

12 Checkerboard Order 2 in 98 moves (scroll down for more)

10 Chevron pattern in 36 moves

5 spot pattern in 30 moves

12 checkerboard pattern in 87 moves

10 spot pattern in 48 moves

12 spot order 2 pattern

5 spot pattern new for 2020



New "cube in a cube" pattern for 2020



10 star pattern



U Face = Red, L Face = Orange, F Face = Blue, R Face = Yellow

M1 10 spot...(L+ R- C_U-)^36
The 10 spot is Order 5 because it rotates the centres about a face
Here L and R refer to opposite sides of the dodecahedron.

In this case L and R are not separated by a face, as are the sequences below.
Note the centre pieces are rotating in a counter-clockwise direction.

10 spot in 50 moves (old method used 72 moves)


M2 3 Cycle...(uf, lf, rf) R+ F+ U+ F- U- R- L- U- F- U+ F+ L+...(12f, 12u)
M3a 2 flip...(ul, uf) R- F- U+ L- U- L+ F+ R+ L+ F+ U- R+ U+ R- F- L-...(16f, 16u)
M4 12 spot type a...(L+ R- C_U-)^36 C_F- (L+ R- C_U-)^36
The 12 spot type a is Order 3 since it rotates the centres about a corner
Like M1, here L and R refer to opposite sides.
The operator C_F- means "rotate the dodecahedron counter-clockwise about face F".
This face ends up with being blue with the red centre.

12 spot order 3 in 56 moves (new method)

12 spot in 116 moves (old method needed 144 moves)



m5 12 spot type b...(L+ R- C_U-)^36 C_F- (L+ R- C_U-)^36 C_F+ (L+ R- C_U-)^36
The 12 spot type b is Order 2 since it rotates the centres about an edge


In summary, there are twenty-four 10 spots, thirty-five 12 spots and one 0 spot
24 + 35 + 1 = 60 which account for all 60 orientations in space of the megaminx
The thirty-five 12 spots come in 2 types, twenty of order 3 and fifteen of order 2

Credits: The pictures above were created using the Maple package mega.mpl created by Professor David Joyner and the operators of Mark Longridge
Many thanks to Tom Rokicki and Lucas Garron for twizzle and twsearch

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