We are very excited at JerichoAdaptsToys.org because we recently got a 3D printer!
You may say - so, what does that mean?
It means we can make expensive solutions for assistive technology for a fraction of the cost. We want to bring those items to our partnering schools and programs for free through our lending program!
We are learning about the solutions out there. For starters we know we can make switches and switch mount brackets which can be used with inexpensive GoPro mounts and camera mounts. This is something very important for our project of adapting toys.
Many children who play with our toys cannot used their hands to press the switch. They can, however, press the switch with another body part they have control of such as their head or even the side of their knee. You cannot expect someone to hold the switch in the correct spot indefinitely. That's why switch mounts are perfect, especially flexible mounts.
There are inexpensive mounts out there for purchase but these mounts are for GoPro cameras and regular cameras. They aren't made to attach a switch. That's where our 3D printer comes in! There are awesome people out there who have designed a bracket that can attach a camera or GoPro mount to a commercially available switch. We have also found plans we plan to print on switches themselves! We are looking forward to exploring the options out there and having some fun with this incredibly cool gadget!
We thank ATMakers for their amazing ideas as well as various makers we are finding on the Thingiverse website.