This is interesting, some examples of a Makerbot printing out braille, langfordw writes –
This is still a work in progress but the MakerBot actually seems to print braille rather well. I can’t read braille so I can’t judge for sure whether it’s readable but it certainly seems like it. The trick is to get the G-code right to prevent warts on the front face (i’m still fiddling with this). I think this might have a lot of potential. A braille bracelet will be next in my printing/designing queue.
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Readability is hugely important in a writing system. If it’s not usable as braille you’re printing out lumpy plastic.
I’d get it checked as quickly as you possibly can.
If you get that working, you might try a woodblock-style business card printer.
maybe along the lines of a cylinder seal, or maybe with some mechanism added in.
The spacing between letters may need to be tweaked a bit (and I may be completely wrong), but I think you got it!
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