Hi, my name is Brian Thornber. I am a 16 year old 11th grade student, interested in becoming a 3D Printing Engineer. I've made an object, to help me improve my skills, and to help other people with every day problems.
Dyslexia is one of the most common disabilities riddling Americans. It can make it hard to read certain words, or just jumble them all together. That's where the DyslexiaBar comes in. It is an extremely simple design, based off of an age old trick. The DyslexiaBar is extremely simple, in the fact that it blocks out the line of text above, and below, making it simpler to focus on a specific line. It has a keychain loop, for ease of access and thump holders, for grip. It takes about 10 minutes to make, and barley uses any plastic. Also, it makes a good book mark!
DyslexiaBar v1 has a larger viewing port, and can hold two lines of text.
DyslexiaBar v2 has a smaller viewing port, and can hold one line of text.
Make sure to use plenty of adhesive on the bed when you print. I didn't use enough and it slid during printing. (Thats why it looks a little messed up in the picture)
Students who have dyslexia, or trouble reading would benefit from using this invention, as it would help them focus reading, potentially helping them with their next English project, History Project, or Book Project.
It takes about 20-30 minutes to print, and will use very little plastic. Quick and simple.
I came up with this design by remembering what my third grade teacher taught me. Whenever I had trouble with reading a certain line of a book, I would put a piece of paper up to the line and block out the other words, so it was easier to focus on it. This runs off of the same principal, and is easy and efficient to make.