Makey Makey

MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything inbetween.  These “touchpads” can act as “custom” switches for your Rett Girl to be able to play a game, play a piano or something else.

The kit will include: MaKey MaKey, Alligator Clips, USB Cable.

There are lots of forums where people have created things and post them with “how-tos” there’s even a forum for Special Needs!  http://www.makeymakey.com/forums/index.php?PHPSESSID=5bp3j64gvsmsggeallb0q6foc2;wwwRedirect

Beach Walker

We built her a  basic Walker from PVC and some stock “beach” wheels. I am sure she is not the only child that could benefit from such a device.

DIY Floor Stand Mount

Submitted By:  Susan Weisman Lee

Look what we created!! We turned the Levo book/tablet stand into a Tobii floor mount!! This will allow Alyssa to use her Tobii when sitting on the couch, in a chair, etc… Up to now we have only been able to use it when sitting at the kitchen table using the table mount! The floor stands were all $800-$1500 and HUGE!! This was only $220!! This rolls, extends and raises/lowers!!

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  • These two metal brackets fit nicely in the holes of the mount plate on the back of the Tobii. I zip tie the metal hooks so they don’t move around a lot when attaching and detaching the Tobii. The only instructions after assembling as directed are: add sand to the base (in the designated sand well) to allow for more weight. Then attach the two peg board hooks and zip tie them down. Finally, Use a coin or screw driver to tighten the face plate so it doesn’t tilt downward. We do have to remove the batteries to reduce the weight and we have a plug that sits on the mount stand and where ever we roll it to, we plug it in. That also allows for longer periods of use! Let me know if there are other questions. This would be GREAT for anyone with the EyeMobile with no Modifications because it is made for tablets and books!