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Good Sports: TEEN INVENTOR HELPS THE BLIND

Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai Email Compiled/partly written by Melvin Durai
March 2015
Good Sports: TEEN INVENTOR HELPS THE BLIND

Many Indian-American kids participate in school science fairs, but few turn their projects into something that attracts funding from a major tech company. That’s what 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee of Santa Clara, California, accomplished when he sought to make an inexpensive braille printer for the blind using a Lego robotics kit.

The project gave birth to a start-up company, Braigo Labs, that received financial support from Intel Corp.

His father, Niloy (Neil) Banerjee, told USA Today Network that Shubham wanted to take his project beyond just the science fair. “He really wanted to take this product to the real people so they could benefit from it,” Banerjee said.



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