Everyone knows what a Rubik’s cube look like. It’s a 3×3 cube with a different color on each side. What made it very popular with kids and kid’s at heart is not the difficulty of putting it together, but its colorful sides that can quickly attract attention. And then there’s this specific Rubik’s Cube that’s white in color on each 6 sides.
You’ll wonder why anyone should create a Rubik’s cube that’s purely white, but you’ll be in complete awe once you discover the reason behind it.
Braille Cube is the Rubik’s cube that’s not really suitable for those people who can see color. This is mainly because this cube was specifically made for the people who can’t see. As you’ve guessed it, this toy was made for blind persons.
So if a cube like this can be solved by looking at the colors of each side, then how could blind people solve this puzzle?
The trick here is the sides itself. If you look real close, you’ll see Braille on each square. These “letters” symbolizes the first three letters of different colors (YELlow, RED, BLUe, WHIte, ORAnge and GREy), which describes each square. Just like ordinary Rubik’s cube, the aim of this puzzle is to group all the “colored” square altogether on each side.
The puzzle was aimed to give bling people a chance to enjoy the puzzle that relies on colors. Of course, it would be as twice as hard for those people who could actually see the puzzle compared to those who can read Braille.
You may be familiar with the patterns that most Rubik’s Cube players were following to solve this puzzle. Honestly speaking, I don’t even know how to follow these patterns. But if I did know how to use this pattern, it will still be impossible for me to master this rubik’s cube for the blind.
Rubik’s cube or Magic Cube, was created by sculptor, professor and architecture Erno Rubick in 1974. It started out as a cube of 6 sides with 9 stickers that show six solid colors: blue, red, white, orange, green and yellow. The hype for Rubik’s cube still lives on today as many speedcubers (people who solve puzzles as quickly as possible) still compete for different categories. As a matter of fact, Rubik’s Cube even has its own governing body, the World Cube Association.
Everyone has the right to enjoy puzzles and toys. And with a little bit of creativity and ingenuity, you’ll be able to create things that both the abled and the disabled could enjoy.
(cover photo image source: Plenty of Color)