Manufacture and adaptation of buttons, toys and other adaptations for accessibility in daily life.
Who carried out the project?
Students of the CEE Ntra Sra Lourdes and IES Menéndez Pidal centers in A Coruña.
What is the project about?
The project consists of manufacturing and adapting switches to use the computer or other devices with one or more switches and different levels of access (mouse click, triggering a wireless buzzer, accessible mouse, a toy, etc).
What is the purpose of this project?
Initiate Secondary school students in the basic principles of welding to tackle STEAM projects that include 3D printing, design, programming and adaptations of all kinds through inclusive workshops paying attention to other personal realities and needs in diversity.
How does the project work? (Technologies used, user experience, etc.)
After several introductory welding workshops, we showed the students several example adaptation proposals and we carried them out.
Then users with mobility difficulties send us the problems they have in daily life and the students offer a solution proposal.
The end user gives feedback to the group to review the piece, measurements... and the final print is made. Verification, final verification and drawing of conclusions (assessment sheet).
What does this project contribute to the Maker Community?
3D printing allows us to customize a switch to the specific needs of a user, in this way we give a response to the improvement of accessibility and autonomous life of people that otherwise would not be possible because they are either very expensive or do not even exist commercially.