If you are following along on the ATMakers Facebook Group (and you should be!), you’ll know that we’ve been trying to make our approach to AT projects more consistent and reproducible. That that end, we’ve pulled together Project I.M.P.Act with its focus on Digitizing the Intent to help AT users accomplish more.
Here are some resources to catch you up on Project I.M.P.Act: we will update this post as more become available.
Project I.M.P.Act Overview Video
Digitizing the Intent (@ AAC In the Cloud)
Recent Facebook Live discussion w/ Project I.M.P.Act update
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.
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.
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!
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!
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! Continue reading Automated Testing of 3.5mm AT Jacks→