Archive for the ‘Makers’ Category

A shape-shifting navigation device for both the sighted and visually impaired (w/ Video)

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Without doubt, this concept has to be the most lateral thinking piece of technology I've seen recently. Just think what it would be capable of if it had GPS built in and a route could be preprogrammed in it from a map. Or a phone providing real time navigation information from a ...

Maker uses 3D printing to create eye-tracking wheelchair

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

  UK-based maker Patrick Joyce, who has degenerative condition motor neuron disease (also known as MND or ALS), has created an eye-tracking wheelchair controller that allows a user who has lost all motor functions except for eye movement to be able to control their wheelchair and an onboard computer. With Joyce, fellow Maker ...

Robot-building twins enable themselves through 3D printing technology

Monday, April 20th, 2015

  The ABC runs a article on two brothers with advanced muscular dystrophy in Melbourne who are using 3D printing tools to build things they need. The brilliant thing about 3D printing is that you don't need your own. You can design your own things and send the file to others who ...

Open source, 3D Printed, thought controlled prosthetic hand

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

3D Printed, thought controlled prosthetic hand for less than $1000. - Opensourced     via Meet Easton LaChappelle, The Teen Building A Cheaper, Better Prosthetic Arm.

Special Stylus solutions by shapedad on Etsy

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Shapedad is an outlet on Etsy that provides custom solutions for stylus' for touch screens in many formats. Shapedad says: "It all started when the wife of a quad (quadriplegic) patient ordered a regular Stylus Socks stylus from our Etsy shop." Some examples below:                        Special needs solutions by shapedad on Etsy

Lego Prosthetic Leg – [video]

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

  Christina Stephens, aka AmputeeOT made an amazing time-lapse of building her own Lego prosthetic leg.       [wp_youtube]W8fdXNN0irI[/wp_youtube] via MAKE 

Doorbell sends SMS Message when Pressed

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

  Along the lines of the Notifying Doorbell comes another project to enhance a doorbell. This Project from Martin’s Hobby site has details on a Wireless Doorbell that sends SMS Message when Activated. Includes the code for you to make your own. Via: Hacked Gadgets

Notifying Doorbell

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

[wp_youtube]0IIwuAmIro4[/wp_youtube] From Notifying Doorbell by ClementStorck on YouTube "This project will help you to hack your doorbell to send Push notification and an email with an attached picture when somebody's at the door. It use the free PushingBox service to delegate all the programming part and make things easy." "The principle is simple, when someone rings the portal, ...

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 ...

Homemade footmouse

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Homemade footmouse (or "foot mouse"). Summary Idea: 1997. First prototype: 2003. Made with aid of 4 others. See video at source. Source: www.dossierd.nl/... Via: http://pinterest.com/pin/69031806758336569/ via Lifekludger on Pinterest

Make your own Touchscreen Stylus Brush

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Rainy Day Magazine features an article on how to make a stylus and brush for capacitive touch screens like the iPad/iPhone etc out of some stripped copper wire and a ball point pen casing. The article contains lots of great information, links, ideas and photos and is well worth a ...

Apple keyboard & touch pad tray

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

The Combine collective is a group of like minded artists working together to achieve a common goal. They have come out with these stylish keyboard trays, designed to combine the mac wireless keyboard and trackpad into one clean unit. It occurred to me that this idea could be good for people requiring ...