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Blindbot Is Like A Guide Dog, Without The Dog

Blindbot Is Like A Guide Dog, Without The Dog

Imagine for a moment that you could hold a guide dog’s leash and feel the tug in the right direction, or notification to halt, all without having to care for a dog? That’s effectively what Blindbot produces. Born out of Makerspace ETH Zurich, the Blindbot is a project that uses optical recognition to guide folks […]

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Designing 3D Printed Thumbstick Accessories For Gamers With Disabilities

Designing 3D Printed Thumbstick Accessories For Gamers With Disabilities

Now that my 3D printing for Accessibility contest is officially over (winners to be announced soon!) I am finally doing some videos to highlight how some modifications for gaming accessibility work. This video explains my modular thumbstick accessory system. You might recognize it because I talked about it a bit in this tutorial (below). This […]

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Help Set A World Record By Taking An Assistive Technology Course

Help Set A World Record By Taking An Assistive Technology Course

December 3 is International Day Of Persons With Disabilities. In honor of that, Makers Making Change is hoping to set a world record, and you can help! They are aiming to have the most people ever to take an assistive technology course within 24 hours. The course is going to cover some basics about what […]

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Soldering With A Hand Tremor: The Camera Gimbal Hack

Soldering With A Hand Tremor: The Camera Gimbal Hack

Jonathan Gleich has developed a bit of a hand tremor, which makes soldering quite difficult. If you’ve ever tried soldering anything more complex than a through hole resistor, you’ll know that even a the normal shakiness of a hand can really be a road block to getting things done. Jonathan, being the industrious maker that […]

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Connect Power Wheel Chairs Directly To Game Consoles With The Freedom Wing

Connect Power Wheel Chairs Directly To Game Consoles With The Freedom Wing

We’ve talked about gaming and how important it is for people with special physical needs on multiple occasions here. If you haven’t seen it, just consider for a moment what a relief it could be to be able to hop into a video game and interact with the rest of the world without the stigma […]

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Gaming With Muscular Dystrophy Thanks To Ben Heck And Sugru

Gaming With Muscular Dystrophy Thanks To Ben Heck And Sugru

Ben Heckendorn’s custom controllers for people with physical disabilities are always a great point of inspiration. Each video supplies new things for you to learn, should you want to tackle one of these yourself. In this video Ben teamed up with Sugru and pulled off several unique modifications to assist Vivek, a gamer with muscular […]

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