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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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Learn How To Design And Print Assistive Devices With This Free Course

Learn How To Design And Print Assistive Devices With This Free Course

Often, when we think of how makers can help those with special physical needs, we tend to envision the fancy robotic prosthetics that grace so many social media feeds. Those are great, and certainly fun to look at, but for the majority of people, assistive devices appear much more mundane, but are equally life changing. […]

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How a Young Maker Helped Make Barbie More Inclusive

How a Young Maker Helped Make Barbie More Inclusive

At 13, Jordan Reeves’ Maker cred is already impressive. She created her own 3D-printed, unicorn horn-shaped, glitter-shooting prosthetic that fits her left arm, which ends just above the elbow. Her Unicorn Project inspired Jordan and her mom Jen to start a non-profit, Born Just Right, to help other kids with limb differences learn to improve […]

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Watch These Makers Transform a Wheelchair into an Interactive Bumblebee Costume

Watch These Makers Transform a Wheelchair into an Interactive Bumblebee Costume

Central Florida Maker groups use their diverse skills to create an interactive Bumblebee costume in only 3 weeks for a Magic Wheelchair recipient.

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Young Leaders Need the Maker Movement

Young Leaders Need the Maker Movement

the opportunities for young people to make real-world impact are far too scarce.

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