Instructables: exploring - technology - assistive-technology - toys http://www.instructables.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:12:47 PDT BLOX v1.01 Switch Adapted Giggle Pig http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-switch-Adapt-a-Giggle-Pig/
Switch Adapted Giggle Pig - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/QSRJ/GX106YEV/FXSQSRJGX106YEV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/QSRJ/GX106YEV/FXSQSRJGX106YEV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/QSRJ/GX106YEV/FXSQSRJGX106YEV.SMALL.jpg daveat Switch adapted toys are expensive and the variety can be only determined by a few companies that essentially do what I have done here.   Although like many toys last only as long as the kids are interested in them.  As switch toys go this has it all for simple cause and effect.  The vibration, motio...
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Fri, 6 Jan 2012 10:55:04 PST
Switch adapted Frosty the Snowman http://www.instructables.com/id/Switch-adapted-Frosty-the-Snowman/
Switch adapted Frosty the Snowman - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/QWSN/GVUWZ624/F0QQWSNGVUWZ624.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/QWSN/GVUWZ624/F0QQWSNGVUWZ624.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/QWSN/GVUWZ624/F0QQWSNGVUWZ624.SMALL.jpg daveat This instructable will explain one technique to switch adapt a plush toy for use with a ability switch for kids with disabilities. Material List 1. Frosty the snowman plush toy that is activated by button in its hand 2. Soldering tool 3. Wire Strippers 4. wire with 1/4 inch female jack 5. solde...
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Tue, 6 Dec 2011 08:21:16 PST
Holiday Toy Switch Adapting http://www.instructables.com/id/Holiday-Toy-Switch-Adapting/
Holiday Toy Switch Adapting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/8NYV/GHHILN64/FKB8NYVGHHILN64.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/8NYV/GHHILN64/FKB8NYVGHHILN64.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/8NYV/GHHILN64/FKB8NYVGHHILN64.SMALL.jpg base2john For many children with physical disabilities, playing with off-the-shelf toys is not possible. Depending on their unique abilities, a toy may not be accessible. However, if a child can move their foot, head, arm, mouth or any other part of their body, it is possible to add an accessibility switch ...
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Fri, 10 Dec 2010 10:04:48 PST
CD Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/CD-Switch/
CD Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/RUIO/GERP1F6X/FWHRUIOGERP1F6X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/RUIO/GERP1F6X/FWHRUIOGERP1F6X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/RUIO/GERP1F6X/FWHRUIOGERP1F6X.SMALL.jpg gavin.philips In the realm of assistive technology, a switch (aka "ability switch") can be anything from a plastic button to a muscle twitch sensor.  This album is a great look at the variety of switches that are available.  These switches are almost always wired to a 3.5mm (1/8") mono plug, and can be connected...
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Mon, 4 Oct 2010 18:23:01 PDT
No-Solder Battery Interrupter http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Solder-Battery-Interrupter/
No-Solder Battery Interrupter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/NWJI/GEQQS1PG/FUBNWJIGEQQS1PG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/NWJI/GEQQS1PG/FUBNWJIGEQQS1PG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUB/NWJI/GEQQS1PG/FUBNWJIGEQQS1PG.SMALL.jpg gavin.philips A battery interrupter is a tool that adds a switch jack to (aka "switch adapts") an electrical device. This is usually done for the purpose of allowing a person with disabilities to use that device, by using an "ability switch," which can be anything from a plastic button to a muscle twitch sensor...
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Fri, 1 Oct 2010 15:23:38 PDT
Switch adapted walking and Barking Dog. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-switch-adapt-the-fuzzy-walking-dog-toy/
Switch adapted walking and Barking Dog. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/3Q8Z/G8JEA0MR/FWC3Q8ZG8JEA0MR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/3Q8Z/G8JEA0MR/FWC3Q8ZG8JEA0MR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/3Q8Z/G8JEA0MR/FWC3Q8ZG8JEA0MR.SMALL.jpg daveat This Instructable will cover how to modify this toy so that it can be used with different acess methods (Switch or remote)  I selected this red busy box originally made by Dr. Steve Kanor at Enabling Devices. I have lots of them and they provide a nice surface for interacting.  They also are not use...
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Wed, 28 Apr 2010 11:10:22 PDT