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HandiDrone Brings FPV Flying to People with Disabilities

The challenge is to design low budget DIY Drone Mods for people with reduced mobility to fly anywhere in the world.
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Join the Enable Makeathon and Help Build Assistive Technology

Design assistive technology for people in low income or rural areas for a chance to win cash prizes.
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Prosthetic Arm Made Real for Amputee’s Kickass Mad Max Cosplay

Laura Vaughn was blown away by Imperator Furiosa in the new Mad Max movie. She knew she had to replicate this awesome prosthetic for a kickass cosplay.
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5 Life-Changing Accessibility Inventions Made in 72 Hours

Makers hacked real problems faced by people with special needs to create tools that will help improve mobility, independence, and comfort.
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3D Printed WiiMote Mod for People With Physical Disabilities

I was contacted by someone about a controller modification. Again, the complaint was about those pesky triggers. It seems like there is a complaint about triggers every day! I tried to think of the simplest print that would solve the problem. I came up…

Tikkun Olam Make-a-thon Helps Those In Need

“Tikkun Olam” is a Hebrew phrase that literally means “Making the world better”. TOM, which stands for “Tikkun Olam Make-a-thon” is a marathon of Making and Hacking dedicated to just that. For 3 days this summer, Makers of all kinds will be…

DIYAbilities Teaches Maker Skills and Adaptive Technology

John Schimmel and Holly Cohen talk about New York City organization DIYability, which offers maker workshops focusing on tool use, collaboration, and assistive technology for disabled kids.Read more on MAKE

Help a MAKE Fan by Giving him the Finger

Design the coolest or craziest prosthetic finger for a MAKE reader.Read more on MAKE

Glove Based Sign-to-Speech System

The EnableTalk system uses a glove-mounted microcontroller to collate information from a passel of onboard sensors—11 flex sensors, 8 touch sensors, 2 accelerometers, a compass, and a gyroscope—and transmit it wirelessly to a nearby computer or smartphone for translation into machine generated speech.