Brick Tape for Braille! The makers of brick tape for Legos or Megabloks (Mayka, Ontel, maybe some others) may have unknowingly come up with something that could help Braille users, teachers, or learners. All you need is a Braille translator, some brick tape, and an Xacto knife. The "shave down the nubs" method seems to work better than the "slice them away" approach (the green TH above). Since an Xacto knife is involved, and it may be tricky removing the tape over the adhesive, it is possibly best if someone with decent vision helps. These "Large Print" letters are more durable than label maker tape and less messy than Puff Paint. The message above spells out "THANKS".
I bought the Brick Tape at a Toys R Us going out of business sale, just because, even at my ripe old age, I still like Legos. Then I saw a piece stuck to the wall and had an "Ah Hah" moment. Does this count as an invention? Folks in the Rehabilitation Services world probably already know about this. I did Google: brick tape + Braille, and the only thing I found was something about the kid who built a Braille Printer with Lego Bricks. I'll just put the idea out there in the public domain. Maybe I should have animated little Lego people cutting the tape with an Xacto knife. Maybe I'll head bak to Toys R Us and get some more before they close completely.
#Legos, #MegaBloks, #Mayka, #Build_Bonanza, #Toys_R_Us, #Xacto
One of the makers of the tape (Makya) liked my cross post on Facebook.