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Yahoo! Japan have created the “Hands on Search” machine for visually impaired children. Details inside
Developed for visually impaired children, this machine allows children to call out something that they wish to touch. The machine then searches for 3D schematics of the object the child has asked for and prints the object in a matter of minutes for the child to touch and interact with.
The video below shows the search-printer machine in action. If no 3D data of the object is found, Yahoo! posts an ad for someone to create the data for that object.
Great video shoes how they built the machine
Read more on the project website here