This project is a great way to learn and use CircuitPython for those that may be visually impaired or blind. Or if you just wanna read code with your fingers instead of your eyes, that’s cool too.
The Orbit Reader 20 is a hardware device that outputs content from a computer as Braille. Know what that means? We can use it to send the Circuit Python REPL from a computer screen to the Orbit via the screen reader. The Orbit Reader outputs text from the REPL and converts it to Braille in real time!
Please note: this is our documentation for how we got the Orbit Reader 20 working with the CircuitPython REPL. We’re still experimenting with the reader to figure out how to add it to the embedded electronics development process.
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