Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Indian origin boy Shubham Banerjee developed low cost Braille Printer

Who: Shubham Banerjee
Where: California, USA
What: Developed a low cost Braille Printer
When: 23 February 2014
Why: To help the blinds
A 12 year old boy of Indian Origin Shubham Banerjee developed a low cost Braille Printer on 23 February 2014.

By using a 350 dollar LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 set, he had developed a Braille Printer to help blinds.

The invention was named as Braigo, a mash-up of Braille and LEGO. Users can type in letters, and the Braigo’s needle will hammer out the translated message in raised dots on paper.

LEGO Mindstorms EV3 is a remarkably powerful and functional robotics kit people of any age can use to build some impressive and complicated projects.

About Braille Printer

Braille printers receive data from computer devices and emboss that information in Braille onto paper through the use of solenoids that control embossing pins.

Braille printers typically print on heavyweight paper and use up more pages for the same amount of information than pages printed on a regular printer.

They are also slower and noisier. Inter-point printers are Braille printers that emboss Braille on both sides of a page. The price of a Braille printer is directly related to the volume of Braille it produces.

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