Blind Cube




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Introduction: Blind Cube

This is a blind rubix cube that I made for a friends birthday.

I made it based similarly to gtig's version here

I just solved it, and it didn't take as long as I had anticipated.
All of the objects that are on it are also ones that I found around the house.
So, aside from the cube, this cost nothing.

Step 1: Get Materials

For this, I ordered a cheap Rubix Cube on Amazon.
Anywhere is fine, you just need a base.

My materials were:

Glue Gun (with glue, lots of it)
Paper Cutter

Adhesive-backed Green Felt
Clear Checkered Plastic Shelf Paper (found at nearest drugstore)
Small plastic 'X' Shaped tile spacers (randomly found them in my garage)
Fine Sand Paper
Coarse Sand Paper
Blank Rubix Cube Side (orange)

If these can't be found anything really could be used.
Small buttons
Foam pieces
If you go to a craft store there are millions of things that can be found.

Step 2: Put It Together

For this, I cut each of my items up (if they weren't already shaped)

Everything was made into around 5/8" squares.

And then I just glued!

The thing to be careful about is gluing all of the squares, In order to get all the corners covered, and a light enough coat of glue I would put a blob of hot glue on a piece of cardboard and wipe the square across it (it just coated it enough)

Using the tweezers for swiping and placing the glued pieces was helpful.



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    pretty cool I like the idea of using sandpaper for a side. but next time say "rubik's" cube not "rubix" cube.

    The floor spacers were perfect. I used flat tiny washers, some scrapbooking stars, a raised almost pointed ring also found in hardware, and a felt circle with a raised bead. I'm giving it this weekend to my dad who is blind. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    very cool. but the other one 'ible that uses metal pieces is better. i rate this a 3.5/5

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    Thanks, but the plan wasn't to make it cool, but to be able to make it with whatever I had around the house. I did go to the local hardware store to find metal fixings that I could use. Sadly that would have made the cube much to pricey for me at the time.

    that would be fun to watch someone solve.

    this is like a medieval torture device if you really suck at it. as he applies the six band-aid on to his hand

    Wow. I'm guessing, based on the fact that you called it a 'blind cube' that your friend has vision impairment. I just wanted to tell you that, if that's true, it's a beautiful thing you did for your friend. Please get back to me on that.

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    She was amazing at it too.

    yes that is such a nice thing that you did for your friend...

    Cute and thoughtful :)

    ve see this ible done before but your take on it is interesting