ATIA Maker Day powered by ATMakers.org
The first inaugural ATIA Maker Day took place at ATIA 2018, Saturday, February 3, 2018 and was a huge success. From low-tech solutions to modified technology solutions, there is a wide range of creations that have solved challenges in Assistive Technology, made by a community of makers with the goal to help others!
Check back for updates on the 2019 ATIA Maker Day.
|What is ATIA Maker Day? ATIA Maker Day is an opportunity to explore exciting innovations developed by AT makers and to learn from the AT maker community.|
|Who are makers? The maker community is comprised of people – high school STEM and robotics students, hobbyists and DIY electronics enthusiasts – who are interested in using their skills to create and make solutions for people with disabilities. These are not always experts in AT, but they have a myriad of interests and just simple like to solve problems and make things.|
A Lot Takes Place at ATIA Maker Day
- Explore Solutions from AT Makers – Maker groups from around the country will demo their AT solutions and products. Check out the following AT creations at ATIA Maker Day, such as:
- 12V Car Adaptations
- Adapted Christmas Toy Drive
- 3D Printed Adapters and Switches
- Home Automation Solutions
- Low-Cost Eye Gaze Solutions
- Participate in Hands-On Maker Training – Learn the following maker skills in trainings taking place at ATIA Maker Day:
- Soldering & Electronics
- Adapting Toys (without battery interrupters)
- 3D Printing AT tools (Mounting solutions, etc.)
- DIY/Low Cost Mounting Solutions
- Live Go-Baby-Go Adaptation 12V
- Modern Making Materials (Sugru, InstaMorph, E6000, Conductive Paint)
- Bring Your Challenges to AT Makers – Come discuss your challenges AT makers and leverage the knowledge and skills of those makers to potentially create solutions. Hear their experiences and insights on challenges they have faced and worked to solve.
Please keep in mind the following:
- Adults must be registered and will receive a badge to enter the Exhibit Hall. Registration can be in advance online or onsite.
- Families with children under 16 do not need to register children.
- Children will be allowed into the Exhibit Hall when accompanied by an adult with a badge.
Check out these videos of AT creations:
ATIA Maker Day is open to all registered attendees and free exhibit hall attendees.
Join the Maker Movement
Are you look to expand your “maker” skills? Do you want to learn how to adapt existing technologies? Are you interested in becoming a maker? We are all makers and there is no better time than now to join the Maker Movement and help those with disabilities that need different AT solutions. Visit ATMakers.org to learn more.