Vijay Raghav Varada

Vijay Raghav Varada, an inventor, storyteller, and entrepreneur, founded Fracktal Works, a 3D Printing Company when he was just 19 and recently won the prestigious Hackaday Prize 2023 for his Electromechanical Refreshable Braille Module meant for digital inclusion for the visually impaired. A mechatronics engineer by choice and an entrepreneur by chance, he actively contributes to open-source hardware projects, particularly assistive technologies for the visually impaired and renewable energy solutions. He went on an expedition to Antarctica alongside the renowned polar explorer, Robert Swan, and together, they showcased the might of open-source hardware through a ground-breaking 3D Printable Wind Turbine.