Join us for the 2019 “State of the .Org”

Thursday, Feb 21 at 7pm,  we’ll be having our first annual “State of the .Org” meeting!  Please join us to learn:

  • What we’ve been up to over the past year?
  • What worked (and what didn’t)
  • Where we’re headed in 2019 and beyond
  • And much more!

Please register for ATMakers.org State of the Org Discussion on Feb 21, 2019 7:00 PM EST at:

Register Now!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2250856829511470082

CircuitPython Creates New AT Opportunities

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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2018 Adapt-A-Thon is Coming! We Need Your Help!

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Please support this event!

100% of donations on this page will be used toward this event


The Details:

Location

Orange Technical College Mid-Florida Campus
Launch Site Building
2900 W Oak Ridge Rd
Orlando, FL 32809

Date/Time

Sunday Nov 25, 2018
9:00am – 5:00pm

Benefits

Children with complex disabilities including motor and muscle diseases throughout Florida.

  • Pinellas County Schools
  • Pasco County Schools
  • Alachua County Schools
  • Groups served by UCF FAAST RDC
  • Private institutions and individuals in need of adapted toys

Contact & Media Inquiries

Media outlets are welcome to report and participate in the event: we’ll even teach you to solder!

Email us at adapt@atmakers.org or phone Eric Carson at (727) 232-3779 for more information

It’s official: this year’s Adapt-A-Thon will be a on November 25th at the fabulous Launch Site building at Orange Technical College in Orlando!  Last year’s event adapted over 100 toys for children who use AT switches, and this year is going to be even better!
How?  Well first, we’ve got more kids!  Eight separate groups of young Makers are planning on joining us at the event:

That should about triple the number of hands working on toys, so we’re going to expand our goals!  Specifically, we’ll be working on three new areas:

  1. Working with a larger number of groups who need toys.  Does your school district need adapted toys?  Or your charity (or just your child?)  Let us know (but please contact us soon!)
  2. Including toys targeting older switch users.  Dice rollers (for D&D, boggle, etc.), “Hand Raisers”, etc. are great for “bigger kids” and we’ve got the skills & designs to make them.
  3. Providing Switches & PC Switch Interfaces.  We have three working switch designs that are all 3D printable: we’ll make sure any kid who needs a switch gets one.  In addition, we’ll be providing low-cost switch interfaces to allow switches to be used as mouse and keyboard input to a PC or Mac.

This will be amazing, but it will cost money – more money than our usual funding methods can handle (but thank you LessonPix.com  & the Binkos and Griffiths!).  We estimate that even if the recipient groups purchase most of the unadapted toys, we’ll need about $2000.00 to make this happen.

Please consider making a donation to this event.  We are a 501(c)(3) charity and will be happy to work with you to make your donation or advertising purchase go as far as possible.  If you’d like more information, please contact us at adapt@atmakers.org

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