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Interesting shots of this touch-oriented Rubik’s cube-alike from Flickr member Danny(aka hoakyman). Unfortunately there’s no description on the photo. A Rubik’s for the visually impaired, perhaps? – Link

Update:
It turns out this was constructed for use by the blind. It was built @ MIT’s Fab Lab and apparently the maker is an avid cuber – completing this one blind in around 5 minutes. Thanks go to commentors Alec and Tea for the info!

“I made a Rubik’s Cube for blind people” on Lemmingtrail – Link

Boston Fab Lab @ MIT – Link

Related:

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Touch based Rubik cube – Link


HOW TO – Magnetic Rubik’s dice cube – Link

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!


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  1. Alec Resnick says:

    Danny used the Boston Fab Lab [1] to laser cut those pieces and double-sided taped them to a Rubik’s cube. He’s fantastically good at the Rubik’s cube, and wanted to learn to fly it blind (apparently, he’s already done it blind in ~5 minutes).

    [1] – http://bostonfablab.mit.edu/blog/about/

  2. Tea says:

    It was made for blind people, there is more information in a post here:
    http://board.lemmingtrail.com/t.php?id=117808&r=77

  3. Collin Cunningham says:

    Thanks!
    (post updated)

  4. Danny says:

    Hi! It’s me. As Alec said, I used the laser cutter at Fab Lab to make those pieces. They’re my prototype pieces just so I could get a feel for what shapes feel like under my fingers. Ideally I’d like to eventually make molds for the pieces and cast them in plastic, just to get really clean and smooth lines.

    I made the cube for myself, really, to play with with my eyes closed but would really like to get it into the hands of some blind people so they can tell me what they like and don’t like about it.

    Also, I added some flickr descriptions. Sorry about that!