[community] intro and LipSync details for upcoming design crit

Mitchell, Jess jmitchell at ocadu.ca
Thu Mar 8 18:42:14 UTC 2018


Thanks for sharing — the video at the link is awesome. Very cool stuff.


Jess Mitchell
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> On Mar 8, 2018, at 11:57 AM, Stewart Russell <stewartr at neilsquire.ca> wrote:
> Hi – I’m Stewart, Regional Coordinator for the Neil Squire Society’s Makers Making Change initiative, <http://makersmakingchange.com/>.  We connect makers to people with disabilities to create affordable open source assistive technologies.
> In an upcoming crit, I'll be introducing LipSync <http://www.makersmakingchange.com/lipsync/>, a mouth controlled input device that enables people with little or no hand movement to operate a touchscreen device or computer. Its key features include:
> * appears as a USB ( or optionally Bluetooth) mouse, with XY movements controlled by a precision miniature joystick sensor that requires only a very slight pressure on the shaft in order to move the cursor. The mouthpiece is hollow, allowing a person to perform left and right mouse button clicks by puffing or sipping into the tube.
> * mounts via a standard low-cost microphone stand thread.
> * all control hardware is housed in the unit itself, so lends itself to mobile use.
> * available in kit form for $250.
> * case and joystick mechanism are 3D-printed, and entire product is open source: <https://github.com/makersmakingchange/LipSync>
> I'm really looking forward to the IDRC community's response to the LipSync. I'd also really like to thank all the folks at IDRC who have been so welcoming.
> Best Wishes,
> Stewart Russell
> Stewart Russell - Regional Coordinator Makers Making Change (Central Canada)
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