All posts by bill

CircuitPython Creates New AT Opportunities

For those of you who don’t know, CircuitPython is a programming language and environment for small computers and microcontrollers that is sponsored by our friends at Adafruit.

It is a variant of Python, and a fork of the popular MicroPython that’s been out for a few years.  However, CircuitPython has a few differences that are really helpful for Assistive Technology., and we’re going to use it to amazing things!

Continue reading CircuitPython Creates New AT Opportunities

ATMaker’s Facebook Group is Gone – What?

Well, this has been quite the weekend.

On Saturday, I asked my delightful sister to help me share ATMakers in Atlanta. We talked through a post she could share with her local friends, and I included a link to ATMakers.org’s main website.

She posted it and immediately we found out that the main site (which is based on WordPress) had been hacked. They had posted a ton of horrible ads and “your computer has been infected” garbage on the homepage. Worse, they hide it when you’re logged in, so I Continue reading ATMaker’s Facebook Group is Gone – What?

Mike’s Gun: An ATMakers.org Project

UPDATE:  I’m so sorry to share that Mike Phillips passed away from complications due to SMA at age 39.  We are so glad we were able to share one of our favorite moments with Mike: our hearts go out to his mom, Karen, and all who will miss his light.

On Saturday, June 23, 2018 Mike Phillips finally checked off a long-standing desire from his “Things to Do” list – firing a gun with a switch.  ATMakers.org is happy to have helped this happen.  Check out his story below. Continue reading Mike’s Gun: An ATMakers.org Project