[Ohio-talk] Ohio-talk Digest, Vol 85, Issue 13

Micheal mikeamonica at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 12:47:41 UTC 2015


I saw that story, I also read about him in the paper.

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>   1. braille printer (Jerry Purcell)
>   2. Re: braille printer (meandthedog at oberlin.net)
>   3. Re: braille printer (Kelsey Nicolay)
>   4. Re: braille printer (barbara.pierce9366 at gmail.com)
>   5. Re: braille printer (Deborah Kendrick)
>   6. Re: braille printer (Cheryl Fields)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:33:49 -0400
> From: "Jerry Purcell" <jerry-purcell at sbcglobal.net>
> To: "'NFB of Ohio Announcement and Discussion List'"
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> Subject: [Ohio-talk] braille printer
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> 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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> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:50:23 -0400 (EDT)
> From: meandthedog at oberlin.net
> To: "Jerry Purcell" <jerry-purcell at sbcglobal.net>,    "NFB of Ohio
>    Announcement and Discussion List" <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org>
> Subject: Re: [Ohio-talk] braille printer
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> I saw it on PBS. last week. Amazing. Megan and MS. P.
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> 
>> 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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> Message: 3
> Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:14:51 -0400
> From: Kelsey Nicolay <piano.girl0299 at gmail.com>
> To: meandthedog at oberlin.net,    NFB of Ohio Announcement and Discussion
>    List <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org>
> Subject: Re: [Ohio-talk] braille printer
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> Yeah that is interesting.
> 
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> Message: 4
> Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:16:30 -0400
> From: "barbara.pierce9366 at gmail.com" <barbara.pierce9366 at gmail.com>
> To: Jerry Purcell <jerry-purcell at sbcglobal.net>,    NFB of Ohio
>    Announcement and Discussion List <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org>
> Subject: Re: [Ohio-talk] braille printer
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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.
> Barbara
> Barbara Pierce 
> President Emerita
> National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
> Barbara.pierce9366 at gmail.com
> 440-774-8077
> The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you zwant; blindness is not what holds you back.
> 
>> 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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> Message: 5
> Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:51:20 -0400
> From: "Deborah Kendrick" <dkkendrick at earthlink.net>
> To: <barbara.pierce9366 at gmail.com>,    "'NFB of Ohio Announcement and
>    Discussion List'" <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org>
> Subject: Re: [Ohio-talk] braille printer
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> 
> 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 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ohio-talk [mailto:ohio-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of barbara.pierce9366--- via Ohio-talk
> Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2015 9:17 AM
> To: Jerry Purcell; NFB of Ohio Announcement and Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [Ohio-talk] braille printer
> 
> 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.
> Barbara
> Barbara Pierce
> President Emerita
> National Federation of the Blind of Ohio Barbara.pierce9366 at gmail.com
> 440-774-8077
> The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you zwant; blindness is not what holds you back.
> 
>> 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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> Message: 6
> Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:41:16 -0400
> From: "Cheryl Fields" <cherylelaine1957 at gmail.com>
> To: "'Deborah Kendrick'" <dkkendrick at earthlink.net>,    "'NFB of Ohio
>    Announcement and Discussion List'" <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org>
> Subject: Re: [Ohio-talk] braille printer
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> Hello all, sometime ago, someone posted the link to this article about the braille printer. I thought it was fascinating and saved it, pasted it below. Blessings, Cheryl Fields 
> 
> Subject: Article from Cincinnati Enquirer Tech Section 2015 01 20
> 
> 
> 13-year-old invents Lego Braille printer The next invention backed by a tech
> giant may be found at your local school science fair. Shubham Banerjee, 13,
> created a Braille printer out of Lego pieces for a school science project
> and, with the help of his family, turned his concept into a start-up company
> that gained financial backing from the tech company Intel Corp. Shubham came
> up with the idea after researching Braille online and realizing that
> printers for the blind cost $2,000 or more. Concerned it was too expensive
> for most people to afford, Shubham wanted to make an inexpensive version. He
> asked his dad for a Lego robotics kit that cost about $350 and built a model
> in about a month for a science fair in early 2014, Neil Banerjee, Shubham's
> father, told USA TODAY Network. He shared the plan online in an "open
> source" format so that anyone could build it. "He wanted to make it very
> cheap and DIY, do-it-yourself," Banerjee said. From there, newspapers picked
> up on the project and he went on to win at the county fair level. Children
> who were blind and their parents started contacting Shubham soon after,
> asking if he could make a printer they could buy off the shelves. Shubham
> made a prototype using parts from a desktop printer and an Intel chip with
> wifi and bluetooth. He showed what he created to Intel. "They were really
> impressed," Banerjee said. Banerjee helped his son set up a company with
> Shubham as the founder. Malini Banerjee, Shubham's mother, assumed the role
> of CEO, and Neil became a member of the board. They called it Braigo Labs, a
> combination of Braille and Lego. A few months later, Intel announced they
> would back Shubham's company with an undisclosed amount of money. All eyes
> on @braigolabs portfolio demo showcase at #icapsummit
> pic.twitter.com/GD2vQawBZu So inspiring. @intelcapital announcing investment
> in @braigolabs #Maker #makermovement #icapsummit pic.twitter.com/18kapOaKGq
> "He's solving a real problem, and he wants to go off and disrupt an existing
> industry. And that's really what it's all about," Edward Ross, director of
> Inventor Platforms at Intel, told the Associated Press. Today, Braigo Labs
> has hired several professionals to work on the project and has enlisted an
> industrial design firm to help develop a product that can manufactured,
> according to Banerjee. Banerjee said his son wasn't willing to give up on
> his project after the science fair. "He really wanted to take this product
> to the real people so they could benefit from it," Banerjee said. "It's a
> good story that did not stop at a prototype. Contributing: The Associated
> Press Follow @lagrisham on Twitter
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ohio-talk [mailto:ohio-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Deborah Kendrick via Ohio-talk
> Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:51 PM
> To: barbara.pierce9366 at gmail.com; 'NFB of Ohio Announcement and Discussion List'
> Subject: Re: [Ohio-talk] braille printer
> 
> 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 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ohio-talk [mailto:ohio-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of barbara.pierce9366--- via Ohio-talk
> Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2015 9:17 AM
> To: Jerry Purcell; NFB of Ohio Announcement and Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [Ohio-talk] braille printer
> 
> 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.
> Barbara
> Barbara Pierce
> President Emerita
> National Federation of the Blind of Ohio Barbara.pierce9366 at gmail.com
> 440-774-8077
> The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you zwant; blindness is not what holds you back.
> 
>> 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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