Since most Braille displays are expensive and not available for purchase in different countries, I have figured out how to make an inexpensive version of a handy portable book for visually impaired people, and for those who start learning the Braille alphabet.
The main idea of the device is the simplicity of its creation and using it. The specific shape of the device lets convenient positioning of a reading finger on a single Braille cell and a thumb on a jog-dial for text navigation.
Using a 3D printer (FDM), soldering basic cheap components available in any electronics store, even a mid-school student can produce this electronic book and gift it to a blind person.
Anderstanding that it is too difficult to find financing for producting my project I desided to convert it to a assebling kit for scholl students and enthusiasts. So I began to change the body of Thenar to make it easier to 3d print and solder and assemble. Now it can be produced even by people with no experience in product
In May I had a conversation with Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Support of Kazakhstan and presented Thenar. He was intersted in project but, unfortunately, Mitistry didn't have any programs for fincial support for this kind of projects, and I was advised to find money by myself, realise the project, and come back with fully finished and ready product, and than maybe Ministry will buy them.