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
This year, ATMakers.org was thrilled to host the first annual ATIA Maker Day at the ATIA Annual Conference!
STEM Students and Makers from around the country shared their experiences working with AT Users as well as the amazing technology and skills they bring to bear. ATIA attendees learned to solder, adapt toys, and make custom AT solutions using InstaMorph and corrugated plastic. Everyone had a fantastic time and the exhibit hall was filled with incredible energy! Continue reading #ATIAMakerDay 2018 was a huge hit!
In this guide, we add an AT Switch jack to a Fart Blaster so that switch users can use it.
Continue reading Fart Blaster – Switch Adaptation
A few months ago, we asked our friend Kyleigh Kramlich what would help her most in dealing with her mobility and muscle challenges due to Cerebral Palsy… first on her list: a door opener for her bedroom.
Fast forward and she’s now our first Beta Tester for this Low Cost Door Opener designed by FTC veterans Ryan and Jim Olson and ATMakers founder Bill Binko.
Continue reading Low-Cost Door Opener Preview
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!
Continue reading Join us for ATIA Maker Day
On Wednesday, November 27, 2017 ATMakers Founder Bill Binko was the guest on Adafruit Industries’ weekly YouTube program, “Ask an Engineer”. Check out this video of Bill sharing how Makers can help rescue AT!
Continue reading ATMakers Founder Bill Binko joins Adafruit Live!
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!
Continue reading Christmas Toy Adapt-A-Thon for F.A.A.S.T.
Follow along with this guide as we switch adapt a Clubhouse Fun Minnie to work with standard 3.5mm AT Switches.
Continue reading Clubhouse Fun Minnie – Switch Adaptation
Follow along with this guide as we switch adapt a My Bubble Machine to work with standard 3.5mm AT Switches.
Continue reading My Bubble Machine – Switch Adaptation
Follow along with this guide as we switch adapt a Minion Stuart to work with standard 3.5mm AT Switches.
Continue reading Minion Stuart Interacts with Guitar – Switch Adaptation