For user manuals and other information relevant to legacy Mountbatten Braille Whisperer and Mountbatten Brailler Classic please see this page:

 

Mountbatten Brailler Tutor User Guides

The most current versions of the User Guides for your MB Tutor are available on this site.

OV15786Click on the links to access these files in pdf format.

 

Mountbatten Brailler Tutor firmware downloads

Keeping your machine up to date:

To update your MB Tutor to the latest firmware version please:

  • click the following link – this will download the MBUPDATE.TUT-1.6.11 (2022-08-03).zip file: firmware
  • unzip the archive file downloaded
  • place the MBUPDATE.TUT folder with its contents in the root folder of a Pendrive (USB thumb memory)
  • connect so prepared Pendrive to the right-hand USB socket on the MBTutor
  • while the USB drive is placed in the socket (when MB Tutor is on), you will hear a „USB memory connected” message
  • choose menu System -> Update device
  • after an additional prompt, the update process will start automatically

In case of any problems, please see this page soon. We will place detailed information on how to troubleshoot a failed update.

To see the MB Tutor firmware change log please read this file: Cnangelog.txt

 

Mountbatten Brailler with MBMimic, MB-Comm

MBMimic for iOS/Android

MBMimic is an app that enhances the power of Mountbatten Brailler, MBMimic is available free of charge for all iOS users in App Store.

MBMimicX is an app that enhances the power of Mountbatten Brailler, MBMimicX is available free of charge for all Android (version 10 or higher) users in Google Play Store.

MB-Comm for Windows

MB- Comm for Windows is here for free download. Required USB cable connection with the Mountbatten.

When you connect MB Tutor with a PC through a USB cable for the first time the Windows 10 system (or newer) will look for the needed drivers and install them automatically. In rare case when it does not happen – please download and install them from here:

 

Braille Graphics

Making pictures from the Mountbatten Keyboard

 

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In normal Braille, or non-graphics mode, your Mountbatten allows the correct amount of space between Braille characters and between lines of Braille for reading. In Graphics Mode, these spaces are reduced, so that it is possible to make unbroken lines of dots.

The effect of reducing the spacing between characters and lines can be seen in this graphical example. In the first picture of a flag, the normal line-spacing means that the picture has gaps which will make it more difficult to identify. The second picture has had the gaps reduced, and the line of the flagpole is now continuous, while the edges of the flag have smaller gaps.

 

As soon as your MB-LS is in Graphics Mode, typing at the keyboard can produce an image. The simplest example is a rectangle:

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This rectangle can be made by typing the following three lines:

p c c c c c c th
l space space space space space space dots 4 5 6
v - - - - - - number sign

For the rectangle, the PC keyboard keystrokes are:

pcccccc?
l space space space space space space _
v------#

 

For more Braille drawings you can type on the Mountbatten keyboard,
click the link to Marie Porter’s book: „So What About Drawing?”.

 

For user manuals and other information relevant to legacy Mountbatten Braille Whisperer and Mountbatten Brailler Classic please see this page: