Archive for the ‘Playing’ Category

Magnetic Voice Recorder

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Thge Hi! Magnetic Voice Recorder is a short message voice note recorder that has a handy magnetic back and is made out of an extremely soft silicone rubber, All it takes is a single press of a button to record your message, up to 10 seconds in length.   via Coolest Gadgets

The MaKey MaKey configurable input system

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

It's amazing how many times some creative, fun thing gets invented for basically 'play' that can be used in an alternate scenario for such real world benefit. Such it is with this MaKey MaKey system that allows anything to be an input device. This really got my brain whirring as ...

Modded xbox controller

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

An excellent example of the life enhancing benefits of life kludging. Randy “N0M4D” Fitzgerald, is a tournament gamer born with a rare muscle & joint disability called Arthrogryposis and uses a custom modded x-box controller. From FlatLine via TechBlog

Puff activated kick pedal mod for Guitar Hero

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

[caption id="attachment_332" align="alignnone" width="290" caption="{puff switch for gh}"][/caption]Ben Heck has modded the kick pedal on the drums of guitar hero so it can be operated by puff of the mouth by someone who uses a wheelchair.   Ben shows exactly how he went about the awesome mod over on his blog in ...

Bicycle Design for People with Disabilities | Future Technology

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Great to see some good asthetic thought as well as pure functionality put into accessible design in this bicycle. From the Tuvie site: Bicycle designer Gavin Smith has come up with a new bicycle design that will help people with disabilities to ride the bicycle independently. Sometimes disabilities like cerebral palsy can ...

XBox 360 Controller for Mac OSX

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Came across this neat little project that could be an alternate input device. Not sure if it could double as mouse and gaes controller, or just games.  "...a USB driver which allows you to use wired XBox 360 Controllers via USB, and wireless XBox 360 Controllers via the Microsoft Wireless Gaming Receiver ...

Unforseen custom uses for Wii as input device

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

There exists assistive technology devices that use tracking of a reflective dot by infrared to control a computer. They cost in vacinity on USD $4-500. Now take a look at this video and think about the unforseen possibilities of general purpose 'stuff'. And what happens with mass market uptake and ...

Cameras without wires

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

I notice Scoble's testing Nikon's S51C camera that has wifi built in. This has prompted me to write what's been on my mind about the usefulness of cameras having wireless connectivity - of any kind. I use a Dopod 810 PDA. It's my work and personal diary, phone, mobile web browser and ...

Bluetooth SoundBall potential for blind soccer

Sunday, August 12th, 2007

SoundBall is a ball with sensors that make it emit sounds according to what it's movement is. The ball transmits what it's doing via Bluetooth, enabling it to control music and sound through motion. It's creator, Aleksei Stevens, calls it a toy. But I reckon if you put it onto a ...