We’re so happy to partner with The AbleGamers Charity and GRA-V Robotics in Orlando to create and produce these powerful devices to control an XBox Adaptive Controller with the joystick from their power chair!
Check out this event at the Gaming Lounge at ATIA 2020 tomorrow, Feb 1 for the ATIA Maker Day, powered by ATMakers.org. Registration is FREE and we’ll have dozens of adaptive controllers ready to help anyone with physical challenges play XBox on the big screen! Continue reading AbleGamers & ATMakers team up for the FreedomWing!
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
Continue reading Handraiser Light
After a much longer than anticipated process, the updated drivers are available now for Windows 10 computers.
Please check out the Intellikeys page to download and see instructions on installing the new drivers. Continue reading Windows 10 Updated Driver….now available for Intellikeys!
This summer, we’re trying something new! We’ve worked with LessonPix Custom Learning Materials and Minor Achievements Learning Center to create a camp where every kid has access to a basic AAC device. We have two types of devices: an Android-based tablet running CoughDrop, and a custom device built on the Adafruit PyPortal intelligent screen.
Continue reading Flooding the Zone w/AAC Devices
Yes, we are serious! Today is #GivingTuesday and thanks to the amazing volunteers at the 2018 Adapt-A-Thon this past weekend, we have a stock of 3D Printed AT Switches and Switch Interfaces. And we’re going to give them away with every donation of $25 or more!
Continue reading Donate on #GivingTuesday and Get Free Stuff!
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
Adapted toys are magic for kids with motor issues. It’s true that the toy creates joy and fun for the child, but it’s also the first step towards the ability to control their world. This guide will show you how to choose and adapt a toy for your kid. Continue reading Switch Adapting a Child’s Toy
Our delightful friends at Adafruit Industries have generously donated ten 3D printers and related accessories to ATMakers for use by our high school STEM partners! Thank you!
Continue reading Adafruit donates 10 3D printers for AT use!
Here is the Tobii 4C and EyeX mounts using the updated “watch-band” style hinges. I talked about these just before the Facebook group was hidden (the second time), but Mary Elizabeth and some others wanted these, so I’ve created a Thingiverse page for them.
Continue reading Display-Aligned Mounting for Eye Gaze & More
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