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Making a low-cost Braille printer using the existing open source braille project. We are making this project to make it cheaper and more accessible to visually disabled people.This project is inspired by an open source project named OpenBraille which is made by Carlos Campos.(http://www.instructables.com/id/OpenBraille-a-DIY-Braille-Embosser/)
  • 1 × http://www.instructables.com/id/OpenBraille-a-DIY-Braille-Embosser/ All the components are listed in the above link.

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    Step 1: Getting the Parts

    OpenBraille uses widely available parts on the market. Most of the components are originally used for 3D printers. The brain of the embosser is an arduino mega with a RAMPS board. The following parts are needed for the build:

    Arduino Mega 2560

    RAMPS board

    Stepper Drivers

    End Stops

    Servo Motor

    Steppers

    Rods

    Lead Screw Rods

    Power supply

    Coupler

    Bearing

    Screws

    Printer carriage

    10mm wood

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    Step 2: Printing the Parts

    All the parts can be 3D printed. Follow the link and get the files:

    https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:258673

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    Step 3: Building the Frame

    We used a 10mm Medium Density Fiber Board(MDF) for the frame. It was laser printed according to the dimensions provided in the picture attached.

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