DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
|The upper part of the Galixa Piezo housing
holds not tonly the calculator and loudspeaker but even
an array of 10 refreshable Braille cells.
|The Braille cells
use 8 pins per character instead the 6 pins found in the early products.
the 10 Braille cells.
|The Braille cells uses an
ASIC with some switching transistors to apply a high voltage of about
200V DC to each of
the 8 bending type Piezo actuators. Simply by bending the Piezo stick each of the white plastic pins is moved
towards the finger tip of the user.
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