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Braille Periodic Table

by knape, published

Braille Periodic Table by knape Mar 8, 2013

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Braille Periodic Table with with the relative height of an element representing its density.

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Great to hear! Just to warn you, this version isn't optimal. Its a bit too small to feel the Brialle. I will make an updated version soon if you can wait :)

Going to try printing this. My wife specializes in teaching kids who are visually impaired so this is great. I'll post a pic when it's finished.

That sounds great, looking forward to see what they come up with. It's should be a challenge and hopefully very rewarding for them

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Remix of Tolle's 3D periodic table.

Braille was added in OpenSCAD with Write.scad by HarlanDMii
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adamgrahamphoto on Oct 22, 2013 said:

Going to try printing this. My wife specializes in teaching kids who are visually impaired so this is great. I'll post a pic when it's finished.

knape on Oct 22, 2013 said:

Great to hear! Just to warn you, this version isn't optimal. Its a bit too small to feel the Brialle. I will make an updated version soon if you can wait :)

Tolle on Mar 10, 2013 said:

This seems like a good place to continue the conversation. Based on your email message, I'll be posing the question to some of my students about possibilities of making "concepts" in 3d that could be an aid to blind students. This sounds like a potentially excellent use for a classroom 3d printer. I hope you don't mind if I paste some of your comments here, in order for anyone reading this post to lend ideas they might have. The process of designing an object that would inform a person without sight would require great "insight" by the designer -- so both ends of the design process could benefit greatly!

"About ideas... I guess any picture you have in school books of objects which that can not be touched could be useful. Both microscopic and large things like buildings. Because tactile pictures, and specially raised line drawings, are really hard to get something out of and I think 3D objects would be better. And they are now cheap :)"

knape on Mar 11, 2013 said:

That sounds great, looking forward to see what they come up with. It's should be a challenge and hopefully very rewarding for them

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