When I was 12-years-old, I built funky Lego spaceships. That was my thing. I was not, I repeat, not inventing a new, more affordable, Braille printer for people with visual impairments. Shubham Banerjee is:
The printer, dubbed Braigo (short for Braille with Lego), was created from the Lego Mindstorms EV3 set, which retails for $349. Banerjee also added $5-worth of additional materials, which means the finished product costs about $350. This makes Braigo much more affordable than other Braille printers, which can retail for more than $2,000, according to Banerjee.
Banerjee says this kind of project is so easy his little sister could do it, which is to say, when you're a genius and you have a Lego set laying around the house - you can change the freaking world.
[source: Mother Nature Network]
image: Neil Banerjee
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