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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Shubham Banerjee, a seventh grader from Santa Clara, Calif., has devised a Braille printer using Lego Mindstorms EV3 bricks that costs only $350, compared to $2,000 for existing Braille printers. His Braigo printer incorporates some add-ons from Home Depot and he plans to release it as open source. "It started off as a project for my science fair, but looks like I may have hit on something new," Banerjee wrote on Facebook. "I want to give away the design and code for free , so that anyone can take the idea and develop further."

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That kid has a bright future.

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Wow, that is truly amazing.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2014-02-14 10:18 AM | Reply | Flag:

another south asian taking over america.

;)

#2 | Posted by klifferd at 2014-02-14 01:37 PM | Reply | Flag:

If Obama had a son, he'd play the knock out game on this kid and take his lunch money.

#3 | Posted by visitor_ at 2014-02-15 09:21 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

best story in months!

#4 | Posted by yougothurt at 2014-02-15 11:49 AM | Reply | Flag:

best story in months!

#5 | Posted by yougothurt at 2014-02-15 11:49 AM | Reply | Flag:

The plural of "Lego" is "Lego".

#6 | Posted by soheifox at 2014-02-15 04:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

hope he makes money so that he can build more inventions. go team capitalism!

#7 | Posted by danv at 2014-02-15 04:10 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

hope he makes money so that he can build more inventions. go team capitalism!

#7 | Posted by danv at 2014-02-15 04:10 PM | Reply | Flag

He did not patent it and stated expressly it is to be given away. Go Team Altruism!

#8 | Posted by soheifox at 2014-02-15 04:14 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

And note the differences here: he created a prototype, and refused to patent it. Others (including a poster here) "create" patents without producing prototypes (because it's nonsense), then sell them.

One is innovation, the other is... bologna.

#9 | Posted by soheifox at 2014-02-15 04:34 PM | Reply | Flag:

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