At just 12 years old, a San Jose, California middle-schooler received funding last month from Intel Capital, the company’s venture capital arm, for his prototype low-cost Braille printer.
Shubham Banerjee , now 13, used legos to create a science project that would slash the cost of $2000 braille printers so that families or schools could educate blind children at a fraction of that cost — using materials currently costing $350.
Intel was so impressed with the idea that they decided to invest to bring a consumer oriented braille printer to market. The price point for Braigo 2.0 or its launch date cannot be disclosed, since development using Intel’s new Edison chip is still ongoing, but it has the capability of being used with batteries in remote locations of the world.
Story tip from Joel Arellano – Photo from Braigo Labs