In this instructable, I will show you how to create assembly minecraft tools with braille numbers on them so that even someone with vision disabillity can enter the world of Minecraft in small or real scale models!
All you will need for this is a PC or laptop, your preferable designing and slicing tools, PLA or PET filaments and a 3d printer.
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Step 1: CHOOSE AND DESIGN a TOOL
The first thing you need to do is to choose your favourite tool from Minecraft and then start redesigning it in your preferable design programme. As it is obvious, I chose the stone pickaxe. In this case, I wanted to avoid making lots of cubic parts for my tool in order to make it easier for the someone with vision dissablillity to assemble it. A more fragmented model could be my next project.
Step 2: ADD BRAILLE NUMBERS
As soon as you are done with the designing process, you should add braille numbers to each one of the model parts. You need to be really carefull with the sequence of the numers on the parts. Make the numbers as big as you wish and place them centered on the topmost surface of the parts.
Step 3: SLICE AND PRINT YOUR MODEL
The final object will be 3Dprinted so now, all you have to do is check your model one last time and then slice it with your preferable slicer.
Choose 2 or more PLA colours that suit your tool and start printing! i suggest that you use PLA or PET filaments as this is a toy and those two are certainly more friendly for the users.
Step 4: ASSEMBLE THE PARTS
Now that you have all the parts printed, you can try to blindfold your eyes and assemble the parts, or else just assemble the parts, have fun and share your models with your friends!
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Minecraft Challenge 2018