Intro: Braille Push Pad "Do Not Touch" the Paradox
This was done in the name of irony, not intended to offend in any way!
The expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
In my line of work I come across some weird and wonderful things, one such thing was a request from a customer to have the signs on an automatic doors in braille.
One of the signs we use is a "Keep Clear", I was not sure how you can have a Keep Clear sign with braille!
That got me thinking about the paradox of a braille push pad that said Do not touch!
So, because I have a warped view of life I thought I should make one :-)
Step 1: Design
Step 1, obtain the Braille alphabet
Step 2, do the design in AutoCAD and scale to the push pad size
Step 3, cut out design and stick it to the face of the push pad
Step 4, drill the holes with a 3.5mm drill bit
Step 2: Filling the Holes
For this I used some ally rivets and went back to the old ways they made ships, basically put the rivet in the hole and smack it with a hammer until it folds on itself.
Hitting things with a hammer makes it all better!
Fisrt off remove the pin from the rivet, put it into the hole and cut the back of the rivet so it is just proud of the plate.
Take a M8 bolt and then place it on the rivet and smack away, there is a destinct sound difference when the rivet is as flat as it will get.
Just mind your fingers as there are sharp bits from the drilling.
We bleed for our art!
Step 3: Add to the Portfolio
Now we have the finished article we can add it to the push pad portfolio.
At some point I intend to get it powdercoated and fitted somewhere in the office in which I work.
I am going to fit a sounder on a latching relay so when it is pushed .........
When it comes back with its fresh paint job I will post some finished images.