Published on April 27th, 2015 | by ananya kondiparthy
3D printed Rubik cube for the visually-impaired
Rubik’s cube can be fun, thrilling and at the same time irritating if you just could not figure out how to match those colours. My friend recently bought one from a local store but ended up breaking that. And I wasn’t totally sure if it was because he got frustrated. But it’s about matching colour, right..? How do you figure the visually-impaired people could solve one?!
Recently an Australian made something similar for his blind friend. A Braille Rubick’s cube!! He used double-sided automative tape, rubbing alcohol (in India you’ll get Isopropyl Alcohol) to clean the cube, 3D printed tiles and a hobby knife.
“…I thought ‘How about I make a Braille Rubik’s Cube for him,’” wrote the thoughtful Australian. “Then he won’t have to miss out on all the frustration, exasperation, annoyance, anger, vexation, irritation, bitterness, resentment, disappointment and discouragement that comes with trying to solve that infernal puzzle.”
You can 3D print those colours with anything that suits you, like he replaced them with Braille numbers. Making it can be a little but exhausting but worth doing for somebody close to you.
think3D is at the forefront of helping visually impaired using 3D printing technology.
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