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The Tactile Rubik’s Cube for the Blind

by Paul Strauss
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Despite the fact that there are people (and robots) out there who can solve a Rubik’s Cube in about 5 seconds, my tiny brain still needs at least 20 minutes to solve one. But imagine if you were blind (or even color blind). How could you solve this classic toy, which relies on matching up its colored faces? Well, here’s how:

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I spotted this image over on Reddit today, but it actually originated from Brian Doom, who created this “accessible” version of the puzzle by adding tactile elements to the outside of the cube back in 2010. The colored sides have been augmented with screws, felt furniture pads, two textures of rubber dots, DYMO labels, and wooden furniture to provide tactile feedback when using the cube.

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Of course, he could have just gone with DYMO labels on each side, with different letters to indicate each color – but this looks so much more awesome.




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  1. huy ton-that says:

    Want to see my version of “tactile” Rubik’s cube for the blind. Mine has a specific letter (or symbol) for a specific ‘face’ on the cube. That way I can feel just one face on the cube and know exactly where it should go. I love solving it at night before after I turn off my lights to go to bed. I can send you a picture if you want to post it.

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