This assistive technology “Handraiser Light” can be used to gain attention when a person is unable to physically “raise their hand”. It is designed to hang on the back of a laptop or tablet and can be lit as needed.
Check out how to make this simple AT device at https://learn.adafruit.com/AT-Hand-Raiser
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Check out how to switch adapt this Jack-in-the-Box. A person with disabilities can now use their AT switch to turn the crank of this beloved toy and make “Jack” pop out!
This design has a curved based at the bottom to allow view of the pictures on each side of the box. The bottom of the box is left open to save 3-D printing time and filament.
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Infrared devices are everywhere – and now it’s easy to control them thanks to our member, Chris Young, and his IRIO board. It’s a simple device that allows any microcontroller to send and receive IR signals which makes it easy to control your environment.
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This great little project was inspired by Michelle Brosse in the Facebook Group: she was heading to college and couldn’t get the professor’s attention. She wasn’t looking for a panic button or the like, just a way to raise her hand. This device does exactly that!
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Follow along this guide as we switch adapt a Zoom Tube with standard 3.5mm AT Jacks.
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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!
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At ATMakers, we use lots of AT Jacks. Every switch-adapted toy, every interface device, almost everything we make requires a 3.5mm jack or plug.
Because of this, we ask STEM programs and Robotics teams to make us jacks and plugs as their first soldering project, and we’re always making them here. Therefore we have lots of jacks, and we need to do lots of testing! This project makes that simple!
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In this guide, we add an AT Switch jack to a Fart Blaster so that switch users can use it.
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Follow along with this guide as we switch adapt a Clubhouse Fun Minnie to work with standard 3.5mm AT Switches.
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Follow along with this guide as we switch adapt a My Bubble Machine to work with standard 3.5mm AT Switches.
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