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Join us for ATIA Maker Day

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ATMakers.org is delighted to have partnered with the Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA) to present the ATIA Maker Day at the 2018 ATIA Annual Conference.   Join us Saturday, February 3 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL  for a day of fun and learning for both Makers and AT Professionals alike!

Admission is free: you can register on-site, or save time by pre-registering with ATIA and choosing “AT Maker Day (Saturday Only)” or any of the paid options which include the Maker Day as your registration type.

AT Maker Show & Tell

Maker groups and individuals who have created awesome AT projects will be showing off their results in our Show & Tell area.


Check out these early presenters and much more:

  • 12 Volt Ride-On-Car adaptations
  • 3D Printed AT Switches & Mounts
  • Model Adapted Home using Alexa & More
  • Custom DIY power-chair switch adaptations
  • Low-Cost Eye Gaze Solutions
  • And Much More…

Are you a Maker who is working on an Assistive Technology project?  Has your High School STEM/Robotics club created an AT solution or adaptation?  Sign up below to share your creations in-person or virtually.

Learn 2 Make

Not a Maker?  Not even sure what one is?  Come to our “Learn 2 Make” sessions to learn the key skills you’ll need to create or adapt your own Assistive Technology solutions.  We’ll have leaders in the field teaching:

  • How to Solder
  • Using new materials (InstaMorph, Sugru) to create custom physical devices
  • Replicating solutions w/3D Printers
  • Electronic device repair
  • 3D Modeling
  • And much more…

These hands-on sessions will give you the skills you need to help your current clients and will introduce you to a community of Makers eager to help AT Users.

Bring Us Your AT Challenges!

Ever wish you had access to talented, motivated engineering support? Now you do!

Tell us your current roadblock and we’ll do our best to pair you with a Maker with the knowledge and ability to find you a solution. No charge, just ask at the Welcome Desk!

Learn More

Signup below and we’ll keep you up to date with the latest on this exciting event

Christmas Toy Adapt-A-Thon for F.A.A.S.T.

How do you switch-adapt over 100 toys for kids in a single day? Over 40 volunteers working over 8 hours of controlled chaos certainly helps!

Thank you to our two FRC Teams (Roaring Riptide #4118 & GRA-V #5816), FACTUR for the use of their event space & equipment, U.F. Engineering’s B.O.T.S. team, LessonPix.com for financial support (and Pizza!) and everyone who gave their Sunday to help out the kids F.A.A.S.T. serves!

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