Silicon Valley teen launches Braille printer from Legos

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Shubham Banerjee works on his lego robotics braille printer at home Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, in Santa Clara, Calif.
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (KGO) -- A Silicon Valley teenager is proving it's never too early to become an entrepreneur. Shubham Banerjee of Santa Clara has launched a company to develop low-cost machines to print Braille.

Shubham built a Braille printer with a Lego robotics kit as a school science fair project last year. Intel invested in the 13-year-old's idea after he made a prototype out of Legos.

The teen's company is called Braigo -- a name that combines Braille and Lego.

He hopes to sell the printers for $350, which is far less than ones now on the market.