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BRAILLE MELTING PEN / product design

BRAILLE MELTING PEN

The current Braille pen and the Braille board for the blinds are slow, difficult to use and limiting.
This Melting Braille Pen is easy to carry and can be used without the help of other tools.
Heat is generated through a battery.
With the heat the lead, located near the mouth of the pen, melts and as it comes out it cools immediately.
The pen can be used on any other surfaces let alone paper. Also by simply poking the surface a few times one could easily record a note.
Just like how people would use a ball point pen, the blinds must need readily usable utensils.

University

Hoseo university

Hoseo university
Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea

Design

Hoseo university

Hoseo university
Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea