[Ohio-talk] braille printer

Deborah Kendrick dkkendrick at earthlink.net
Thu Mar 19 16:51:20 UTC 2015


The actual school project made national news about a year and a half ago.  
Ssince then, they've formed a company -- with his dad as CEO -- and I think gotten some funding from Intel.  
The idea of a braille printer for only a few hundred dollars is great and the news of a 13-year-old (he was actually 12 when he did the project0 making such a thing from Legos is remarkable for sure, but I'm not so sure the product will be all that practical.  
Initially, anyway, it embossed one letter at a time, letters only, and something like a letter every 10 or 15 seconds.  
That was well over a year ago, so maybe since then it has become more sophistocated.  
Maybe 

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I heard about this earlier. I tried to get Gary o cover it for the Monitor. I don’t think he followed through on it. He sounds like a cool kid.
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> On Mar 19, 2015, at 8:33 AM, Jerry Purcell via Ohio-talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> Good morning,
> 
>    I'm wondering if anyone saw the report on last night's nbc evening news.
> They had a story about a 13 year old boy who is making a Braille 
> printer out of legos.  It was a legit story.  He is looking for 
> backing from some high tech companies.  He hopes to have it out on the 
> market at the end of the year.  You can check out the story at:
> 
> http://nbcnightlynews.com <http://nbcnightlynews.com/>
> 
> Just search for "Braille printer".
> 
> 
> 
>         Thanks Jerry Purcell
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