AUTOPLAY
Making Tactile Graphics Into Physical Objects
10 steps
Hello!
What you’ll need
As needed per participant
Black Wikki Stix
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Laser cutter
1 per student
Acrylic Building board w/ Grid
Buy
Inkscape
Buy
Tablet / Camera on stand
Dark Colored Modeling Clay
This was documented at the Carnegie Science Ctr. during 5th annual Maker Ed Convening in Pittsburgh.
1. This was documented at the Carnegie Science Ctr. during 5th annual Maker Ed Convening in Pittsburgh.
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Create your tactile “drawing” - this was a proto-protractor!
2. Create your tactile “drawing” - this was a proto-protractor!
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Photograph the tactile graphic - this was done using tablet and photo stand, but could be hand-held.
3. Photograph the tactile graphic - this was done using tablet and photo stand, but could be hand-held.
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Import image into Inkscape and convert raster to outlines.
4. Import image into Inkscape and convert raster to outlines.
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Find breaks and problem spots, and fix them.
5. Find breaks and problem spots, and fix them.
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Check for fidelity with tactile graphic.
6. Check for fidelity with tactile graphic.
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Import and calibrate vectors to work with your laser cutter driver - this is Corel Draw for Epilog.
7. Import and calibrate vectors to work with your laser cutter driver - this is Corel Draw for Epilog.
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Load material, set zero in software and hardware.
8. Load material, set zero in software and hardware.
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Press go! This is sped up 9x.
9. Press go! This is sped up 9x.
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The options are awesome. This is a game changer for TVI’s and general educators!
10. The options are awesome. This is a game changer for TVI’s and general educators!
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Thanks!