Sharing files between Linux and Windows

John G Heim jheim at
Thu Jul 7 16:31:53 UTC 2016

You won't be able to find a existing case with space for an integrated 
braille display. It might be possible to install linux on a Pac Mate 
though. I had a Pac Mate with a 40 cell display. I still use the display 
every day but it is attached to my linux desktop. The Pac Mate itselfis 
gone. The battery blew up and the keyboard went bad. But I'll bet I 
could buy just the Pac Mate part for $100 these days. It might take more 
brains than I have to install linux on that thing though.
Another option is to design your own case and have it printed on a 3D 
printer. But I don't think it's practical for a blind person to do that 
because the 3D drawing software is not going to be accessible.

The whole thing could be a business opportunity for someone though. 
Start with a raspberry pi or something like that, design a case with an 
integrated braille display, and  start selling linux notetakers.

On 07/07/2016 10:53 AM, John J. Boyer wrote:
> Hi Janina,
> Building or rather designing my own computer would be fun. Maybe I can
> get others interested in participating.
> I'm thinking that what I would really like is a laptop with a built-in
> Braille display. It would have to have wi-fi and I would install
> comand-line only Debian. I have a Focus 40 display. Perhaps it could be
> attached to the laptop, so the two would be a single physical unit.
> John

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