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Re: 3D printers for braille and maps


From: Robert Jaquiss
Date: Feb 27, 2013 11:00PM


I have been following the developments in Rapid Prototyping and how
they can be used for the education of the blind since 1993.
If a map is line art such as an outline or political map, probably the best
way to produce a copy is to use a braille Embosser that can do graphics. The
Index and Tiger families of embossers can produce tactile line art. Some of
the Enabling embossers can also produce line drawings.
If a map is a topographic map, the higher end RP machines could be used to
produce a copy. There are a wide variety of topographics maps already
available, so a potential user should always try to purchase a ready made
map before having one made.


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Subject: [WebAIM] 3D printers for braille and maps

Has anyone tried to use the new 3D printers for braille or signage?

Or for maps?

Can you imagine how cool it would be to print a topographic map in minutes
on one of those printers?

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