13 Year Old Builds Affordable, Portable Braille Printer Out of Legos

Shubham Banerjee13 year old Shubham Banerjee has created a start-up known as Braigo Labs, which will develop affordable Braille printers for the visually impaired. Initially part of a school science fair project last year, Banerjee developed  his first Braille printer with just the use of a Lego robotics kit. After doing some research, Banerjee discovered that Braille printers typically cost over $2,000, weigh over 20 pounds, and are difficult to obtain in impoverished countries, greatly limiting the educational options for the visually impaired in these regions. With an initial $35,000 loan from his father, and now an undisclosed venture capital investment from Intel, Banerjee is working to mass produce his Braille printer (which will cost roughly $300 and weigh only a few pounds). By the summer of 2015, both Intel and Banerjee hope to have a prototype available for organizations for the blind.

(Source: Yahoo Tech)

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