There are many situations where moldable plastic can fix an expensive issue or create an on-the-spot solution.
At the back of the exposition hall, 3D printers hummed, corrugated plastic was folded and taped, and soldering irons lent a whiff of molten alloy to the air.
Last year, FAAST gave away 10-15 switch-controlled toys for children with disabilities. This year, they expect to provide many dozens more toys to kids they serve while decreasing their spending. What's their secret?
PIAT is training physical and occupational therapists to build fast, affordable seating and other customized solutions--entirely from cardboard--for children ages birth to six.
AT makers are empowering young children to get upright and active!
Thanks to Kim Lathrop, Administrative Assistant for Ability Tools (the California state Assistive Technology Program), for sharing her experience designing assistive technology (AT) with Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM).
Thanks to Christina Mills of Ability Tools for sharing her experience creating an accessible crib and with what happened when she first posted this article five years ago!
Glue guns? Outdated. Soldering? Often unnecessary. If AT makers are "disrupters" to the AT industry, Therese Willkomm is also the disrupter to your AT making
NextFab members and others assembled devices called LipSyncs: innovative, open-source, sip-and-puff joysticks developed by the Neil Squire Society and funded by the Google Foundation.
The Assistive Technology (AT) Maker Movement has arrived! How might we use it? ...