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Robotics | IoT

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, assis…

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 …

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

the opportunities for young people to make real-world impact are far too scarce.
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This Clever 3D Print Turns Thumbstick to A Steering Wheel

a clip-on steering wheel changes the game
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Using Ubiquitous Tech To Assist The Visually Impaired

With our functional prototype, our team was proud to win the Semifinalist round of the Google-sponsored 2018 China-US Young Makers Competition
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Magic Wheelchair Brings Cosplay to Fans

Star Wars fans were gifted with an experience that would transform their wheelchairs into an essential part of their cosplay.
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Dad’s DIY Projects Serve As Perfect Cerebral Palsy Therapy

creating fun and interesting new systems for therapy have drastically improved Julian’s situation

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Custom Canine Wheelchair

A friend needed a wheelchair for their French Bulldog at short notice. They were unable to afford the costly commercial wheelchairs available online. I rose to the occasion to design something for an adorable dog, and the results were fantastic. Murray loved her chair! I’ve since built two other chairs for […]

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DIY Braille Embosser

Build a braille embosser for a fraction of the cost of commercial machines
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