Braigo: the Braille printer built with Lego parts

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Braigo

It is the cheapest printer Braille in the world, but the most amazing thing is that the inventor (Shubham Banerjee, Californian guy with Belgian origin) was 13 when he developed this project using a Lego Mindstorms EV3 and some eletric components.

Braigo was born as a school project, but after studying the Braille printers market (whose average cost is around $ 2,000), the young Shubha decided to create its first prototype,  that was a huge success.Thanks to the many mentions, awards and the support of his parents, the young student decided to found his start up , calledBraigo Labs, whose goal is to create cheaper Braille printers.

Photo of Braigo 1.0

Thanks to the many mentions, awards and the support of his parents, the young student decided to found his start up , called Braigo Labs, whose goal is to create cheaper Braille printers.

The cost of acquisition in fact, would be around $ 350.

To help him (in addition to his parents who always believed in his idea), was the giant company Intel, that has leveraged its startup.this revolutionary project  has evolved in Braigo 2.0 that allows you to translate an electronic text into Braille and then print it.You can find the kit instructions to build a Braigo 1.0 following this link.

Our staff will keep you updated on further developments of this exciting and revolutionary project that will change the future of technology of Braille printers!|

 

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I’m a 26 years old Italian graphic designer with a passion for typography and company branding. I have an MA in Industrial and Graphic Design and I’m currently Graphic Designer at Horus.

In my spare time I write for my art blog called Martineken and I keep pursuing my interest by doing graphic concepts and mock-ups.
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