Student entrepreneur uses Windows and Surface to build a better Braille printer


Braille printers are pretty costly. However, there are some cheaper, but good alternatives. For example, the Braigo – a Braille printer built by a student entrepreneur, Shubham Banerjee. When he built the Braigo, he was only 12 years old. What surprises me is that the Braigo is made of Legos – yes, Legos.

“Shubham combined his love of Legos with his passion for technology and invented allow-cost Braille printer, powered by Windows and his Microsoft Surface Pro 3. After much trial and error — “I had to build and break seven different models” — Shubham finally had a working Braille printer, which he named the Braigo, a mashup of Braille and Lego. The first Braigo cost $350, and Shubham made DIY instructions available online to anyone who wants to build their own.”

Subham has started working with the Windows team at Microsoft – to integrate Braigo drivers with Windows. He stated:

“Our relationship with Microsoft will help Braigo achieve a seamless experience for a visually impaired person who wants to use a computer at home or at the office to print documents for offline reading. Also, think about the banks, the government institutions or even the libraries where Windows-based computers are widely used. They will all benefit from having a Braigo to provide accessibility services to their visually impaired customers.”

This is indeed pretty amazing – to read Subham’s full story, head over to Windows Blog.

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