assistive technology

Young Maker’s Yarn Pen Inspired by MAKE Article

Young Maker’s Yarn Pen Inspired by MAKE Article

Al’s project came from the pages of MAKE volume 28, and is a pen that expels yarn instead of ink. When written onto a sticky surface, whatever the user writes becomes tactile, serving the blind and visually impaired.

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Make: Projects – Custom-Shaped Frameless Eyeglasses

Make: Projects – Custom-Shaped Frameless Eyeglasses

Here is a process that would not have occurred to me. Make: Projects user Kiers knew enough about the machines used by eyeglass lens makers to know that they use a “dummy lens” template as a pattern to cut the outer profile of a lens. He found an accommodating online optician willing to use a […]

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Super-Simple Bat Glove

Super-Simple Bat Glove

By now, hopefully, most of you will have seen Steve Hoeffer’s Tacit haptic wrist rangefinder project in MAKE Vol 29. MAKE regular David Prutchi recently saw it, and just sent me a link to this functionally similar device built by his daughter Hannah back in October. While Steve’s rangefinder goes “all out” with an embedded […]

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Prosthetic Sculpture: Ira Sherman (video)

Ira Sherman is an artist who sculpts work that has been shown worldwide in museums such as the Smithsonian. At Maker Faire Bay Area 2011 he brings structures that are created from tubular frames in curvilinear shapes that are meant to fit the contours of the human body.

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