This project is an open source Braille printer/embosser based on the arduino IDE which an work with a variety of microcontrolers and parts with minor code modifications. Braille printers are very expensive, and the cheap ones have limited functionality, which has been a boundary to providing printed media and education to the blind. Why is this world changing? It could give all braille users equal access to the worlds information, and there is no limit to what they may use that information for.
Will be capable of many modes including
Standard format 6 dot braille
Large format 6 dot braille*
Brailler (type writer) mode when using a braille keyboard*
8 dot international formats*
Latin and other unicode characters*
Mathematical charts and formatting*
G code free style*
and other not yet imagined.
*on my to do list
Completely open hardware just please credit me, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0).
I am currently waiting on a shipment of bars, bearings, belts and all the other useful hardware to build the machine in to a printer shape. So in the mean time I will show the code running and moving the steppers (paper feed and line position) along with the dot punch servo.