An industrious 12 year-old student named Shubham Banerjee based in Santa Clara in the US has created an awesome Lego braille printer with just $350 worth of Lego for a recent science fair.
Normally braille printers would cost upwards of $2000 yet Shubham has been able to create his Lego braille printer using a Lego Mindstorms kit as the core for his braille printer together with a few other parts.
The Lego braille printer is capable of accepting standard calculator paper and uses robotic arms to move the pushpin module that creates the Braille imprints on the paper in the form of bumps. In its current format the Lego braille printer is capable of prating a letter every 5-7 seconds but is currently only a prototype.
Using Lego as the main construction material for his Braigo braille printer has also brought with it some added benefits and makes it easy to modify and repair when required. Watch the video below to learn more about this awesome Lego braille printer and how it has been created.
Shubham hopes to develop the Braigo printer to help people in developing nations have easier access to braille printers. For more information on the Lego braille printer jump over to the Socio Technocrat website for details.
Image Source : Niloy Banerjee
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