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Refreshable Braille Machine - Inner Workings

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Uploaded on Jan 20, 2012

How the internals of the refreshable Braille machine work - 1st prototype in laser-cut Acrylic. The rods that rest on top of the gearing are not shown, so you can see the gears in action. Normally, the moving gear would shift individual rods forward/backward to position Braille dots under a window, which can then be felt. And of course the speed is far slower than the final version's - Acrylic is too flexible for high speed movements of the stepper motors. The driver is an Arduino Mega with Adafruit Motor Shield, plus their bipolar motors. For more info visit http://www.utopiamechanicus.com/brail...

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