UN Day for Persons with Disabilities LipSync Buildathon

September 18, 2019

Makers soldering at a previous buildathon

ODecember 3rd, Makers Making Change(new window) will be hosting a LipSync Buildathon in Fredericton, an event that will have community members building an assistive device, the LipSync. The LipSync is a mouth controlled input device, or mouse, which enables people with little or no hand movement to operate a touchscreen device, tablet, laptop or desktop computer. Participants will learn soldering, assembly and 3D printing skills while being guided by Neil Squire Society staff through the building process, so even those with no experience building will be able to participate!

Makers will be supplied with the tools, components, parts and instructions, and will work together to assemble, solder, 3D print components, transfer the code onto an Arduino board, and mount the device to a wheelchair. They will be supported by the LipSync creators, the Neil Squire Society, and their new program, Makers Making Change: connecting makers to people with disabilities to create open-source assistive technologies.

To register for the event, click here(new window).

To learn more about the LipSync, click here(new window).

For more information about the event or to apply to receive a LipSync please contact: courtneyc@neilsquire.ca