Most Braille printers go for more than $1,000. But Shubham Banerjee figured out how to make one for about $350, using Lego parts from a Mindstorm robotics development kit, according to PCWorld. It started out as a science-fair project and made Shubham the youngest-ever recipient of venture capital funding.
"The printer ended up on display at the Maker Faire held at the White House in June. Braigo v2.0, which uses Intel’s low-power Edison development board, was demonstrated at the Intel Developer Forum in September.
"Banerjee is now developing a more sophisticated version of the Braigo that looks like a conventional inkjet printer, as opposed to a mesh of Lego parts. It accepts character input from a device connected to the printer, which is then printed out in Braille."
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