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
In this guide, we show how to switch enable Talking 123 Cookie Monster.
Continue reading Talking 123 Cookie Monster – Switch Adaptation
These jacks are used on many toy adaptations to enable them to work with switches. We use a mono-jack configuration on stereo jacks so that we can make every switch (mono or stereo) work. This is done by shorting the the female end stereo jack ring and sleeve connectors. This post shows two female jack styles we have used on toy adaptations. Continue reading Stereo-jack with Mono Configuration
In this guide, we show how to switch enable a Talking ABC Elmo.
Continue reading Talking ABC Elmo – Switch Adaptation
In this guide, we will show how to adapt a Baby Einstein to be switch enabled.
Continue reading Baby Einstein – Switch Adaptation
Great News! Ablenet has open-sourced the IntelliKeys drivers!
Thousands of people use the IntelliKeys programmable USB keyboards to access their computers, communicate, and even speak with text-to-speech. Recently Ablenet (who now owns the IntelliTools products) decided not to continue producing them.
Thankfully, they have chosen to Open Source the drivers. This is a huge decision, and we want to do everything we can to make that decision a winning one. So, we’re looking for some Makers to help port the drivers to Windows 10 & the latest OS/X and perhaps rework the firmware to make the devices more flexible and cross-platform
Continue reading IntelliKeys Open Source Rescue