Boy Entrepreneur Invents Lego Braille Printer
22:33, UK, Wednesday 21 January 2015
“The California teen built the device in his kitchen for a school science project and now Intel Corp have invested in his start-up.”
A 13-year-old American boy is thought to be the youngest entrepreneur ever to receive venture capital after he invented a Braille printer using Lego.
Proving that Silicon Valley wonder kids really are getting younger, Shubham Banerjee had his light-bulb moment after asking his parents how blind people read.
The California eighth-grader’s mum and dad told him to Google the answer and he began to read up about Braille, the tactile writing system for the visually impaired.
He was surprised to find that Braille printers cost at least $2,000 (£1,300), way too expensive for many in the developing world, and weigh a hefty 20lb (9kg).
Shubham road tests the gadget with a visually impaired user
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