Canute’s Estimated Specifications

Fig: Blueprint from Canute Mk10: On the left, horizontal square slots for selection buttons. On the right, series of vertical 7.9mm rounded slots representing half Braille cells. Line spacing 15.5mm, dot spacing 2.5mm.

Fig: Blueprint from Canute Mk10: On the left, horizontal square slots for selection buttons. On the right, series of vertical 7.9mm rounded slots representing half Braille cells. Line spacing 15.5mm, dot spacing 2.5mm.

The Canute uses radically different internal mechanisms from the prohibitively expensive existing Braille displays, which allows it to have the unique format of 40 characters per line over as many lines as is needed.

It uses far more affordable actuators, and because it runs off Open Sourced ebook software that can be freely changed users can add their own functionality or adapt the user interface to their tastes.

Specification is subject to change as the design continues to evolve. This specification refers to the final design which we aim to take to market, rather than the latest design (the Mk10 prototype).

(N.B. 1mm = approximately 1/25“.)

Braille cells

Reading area

Input and ports

Physical description

Firmware and software