assistive technology

14 Year Old Builds Communication Device for Brain-Injured Friend

Try not to get anything in your eye as you hear this moving story of a teen helping an injured friend communicate with the world again.

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Middle Schooler Makes Devices for Visually Impaired Using Arduino and Servos

Middle Schooler Makes Devices for Visually Impaired Using Arduino and Servos

Sreyash’s simple concepts could be very helpful to those with vision impairments.

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A Broken Pinky Won’t Stop Him: Teen Builds Custom Minecraft Controller

A Broken Pinky Won’t Stop Him: Teen Builds Custom Minecraft Controller

When a broken pinky left 13-year-old Seamus unable to play video games, he and his father built a custom controller with an Altoids tin.

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Arduino Mod Lets Disabled Musicians Play Guitar

Arduino Mod Lets Disabled Musicians Play Guitar

Justin’s device, dubbed the Folkbox, has rows of buttons mounted beneath the neck of the guitar that play chords when depressed. The buttons are hooked up to solenoids that depress the proper strings, allowing the user to play a multitude of different chords.

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