Beginner

Jar Lid Opener

Overview

This device is intended for users who have difficulty removing the seal on a canned jar. This works for both mason jars as well as one piece lids.

Usage

To use the device, place the bump on the end on the lid of the jar, and place the hook under the edge of the lid. Lever the handle of the device upwards and the lid will come off.

Cost

<$5

Build Instructions

After printing the STL file, remove all supports, and sand any rough edges.

Skills Required

  • 3D Printing

Time Required

  • 3D printing time: 4h 20min

Tools

  • 3D Printer
  • Sandpaper
  • Flush Cut Trimmers

Components

  • 1X Jar Lid Opener

Attribution

Design by Dylan Wieczerzak

Documentation by Neil Squire Society/Makers Making Change

Assistive Scoop

Overview

The Assistive Scoop is a device designed to assist users in picking up objects off of the floor. This device is designed to assist individuals with spinal cord injuries. The handle of this device is a modified version of Makers Making Change’s Palm Pen Holder.

Usage

To use the device, the end-user places their hand into the handle and gently grips the handle.

Build Instructions

Building the Assistive Scoop requires no assembly with the main portion being 3D printed. Once the device has been 3D printed the device is ready for use.

Bill of Materials

  • 1 x 3D print bottle opener device

Print Instructions

Print the STL file at 0.2mm layer height, 20% infill, with no supports needed, printed in PLA

Attribution

This design was created by the team members of team Inspirational Kids, Nate, Cole, Caleb as part of the Make:Able Challenge.

Button Toppers for Joy-Con

Overview

The Button Toppers for Joy-Con are a set of toppers that attach to the buttons on the Nintendo Joy-Con controller of a Nintendo Switch. They make the buttons larger and further apart to make them easier to use.

Usage

To use the button toppers, they need to be glued onto the existing buttons on the Joy-Con. This is permanent, and risks damaging the Joy-Con buttons if the toppers are removed.

Once they are attached, the buttons can be used as normal.

Cost

<$1

Build Instructions

To use the button toppers, they need to be glued onto the buttons on the Joy-Con. This is permanent, and risks damaging the Joy-Con buttons if the toppers are removed.

Skills Required

  • 3D printing

Time Required

  • 3D Printing: 24 minutes
  • Assembly: 5 minutes

Tools

  • 3D printer
  • Hobby knife
  • Safety goggles

Components

  • 1X Switch button topper – A
  • 1X Switch button topper – B
  • 1X Switch button topper – X
  • 1X Switch button topper – Y OR 1X Switch button topper – Y – smaller
  • 1X Switch button topper

Attribution

USB Switch Tester

Overview

The USB Switch Tester is a device used to test the functionality of an assistive switch with a 3.5 mm connection. This device allows the user to determine if their assistive switch is working. This device is not able to be used as a switch interface but rather lights up the red LED light if the switch is pressed and functional. The device is able to be plugged into a powered USB port to be conveniently used without the need for batteries. This is an alternative to the Simple Switch Tester design.

This device is intended to be used by users of assistive switches or disability professionals to confirm whether an assistive switch is functional.

Usage

When an assistive switch is pressed and connected to the USB Switch tester, the LED light on the tester will light up if the assistive switch is functional. If the LED does not light up when pressed, the adaptive switch is not functioning properly.

The USB Switch Tester is intended to use the existing USB power sources or USB power adapters which are very common as the power source. USB power adapters are available in most households and can be purchased locally.

Cost

~ $30.00 CAD

Build Instructions

The USB Switch Tester requires 3D printing an external shell and soldering of electrical components on a custom PCB. All electrical components are off the shelf, with the exception of the custom PCB board.

Skills Required

  • 3D printing
  • Soldering

Time Required

  • 3D Print Time: 27 min
  • Assembly time: 1 hr

Tools

  • 3D printer
  • Soldering Iron/Solder
  • Hobby Knife

Components

3D Printing

All components can be printed with no support at 20% infill with a 0.2mm layer height. All pieces can be printed using PLA filament.

  • 1X USB Switch Tester Bottom Case
  • 1X USB Switch Tester Top Case

Custom PCB

A custom PCB is required for this design. The Gerber files can be found on GitHub for manufacturing.

Attribution

This is a Makers Making Change original design by Milad Hajihassan and Derrick Andrews.

Single Row Playing Cards Holder

Overview

The Single Row Playing Cards Holder is an assistive device for holding playing cards. This fully 3D-printed device aims to assist those with limited hand dexterity by giving them an alternate means of holding their playing cards. Users can place their cards into the tabletop holder which will discreetly display their cards during gameplay. 

A Multi Row Playing Cards Holder version is also available. This other device consists of 4 card slots for holding approximately 52 standard sized playing cards. This device may be more suitable for users that want extra room for cards and can manage multiple rows.

 

Original device listing on printables.com

Usage

This device is intended to be used with standard sized playing cards. Larger cards can be used but will decrease the maximum number of cards that can be held. Approximately 20 cards placed in the holding slot to be displayed.

Cost

Approximately $0.88 CAD for filament.

Build Instructions

The Single Row Playing Cards Holder consists of a single 3D printed component. Refer to the 3D Print guide for detailed instructions. No assembly required.

Skills Required

  • 3D Printing

Time Required

  • 3D Printing Time: 5h 41m
  • Assembly Time: None

3D Printing

  • 1X Single-Row Playing Cards Holder

Attribution

Design: Shane Kartz licensed under Creative Commons (International License) Public Domain.

Documentation: Neil Squire / Makers Making Change

Multi Row Playing Cards Holder

Overview

The Multi Row Playing Cards Holder is an assistive device for holding playing cards. This fully 3D-printed device aims to assist those with limited hand dexterity by giving them an alternate means of holding their playing cards. Users will be able to place their cards into the tabletop holder which will discreetly display their cards during gameplay.

A Single Row Playing Cards Holder version is also available. This other device consists of a single card slot for holding approximately 20 standard sized playing cards. This device may be more suitable for users that find the single row more assessable.

 

Original device listing on printables.com

Usage

This device is intended to be used with standard sized playing cards . Larger cards can be used but will decrease the maximum number of cards that can be held. Approximately 52 cards can be placed among its four rows to be displayed.

Cost

Approximately $1.60 CAD for filament.

Build Instructions

The Multi Row Playing Cards Holder consists of a single 3D printed component. Refer to the Maker Guide and 3D Print guide for detailed instructions. No Assembly required.

Skills Required

  • 3D Printing

Time Required

  • 3D Printing Time: 10h 26m
  • Assembly Time: None

3D Printing

  • 1X Multi-Row Playing Cards Holder

Attribution

Design: Dave Jones licensed under Creative Commons (International License) Public Domain.

Documentation: Neil Squire / Makers Making Change

Grips for Joy-Con – Double

Overview

The Grip for Double Joy-Cons is a grip that holds both Joy-Cons in a more comfortable angle than the Joy-Con grip that comes with the Switch.

Usage

To use, slide both Joy-Cons into the slots on the side of the 3D printed part.

Cost

<$1.00

Build Instructions

Slide both Joy-Cons into the slots on the side of the 3D printed part

Skills Required

  • 3D Printing

Time Required

  • 3D Printing time: 4h 17min
  • Assembly time:  <5min

Tools

  • Eye protection
  • Hobby knife
  • Sandpaper

Components

  • 1X 3D Printed Nintendo_Switch_Joy-con_Grip

3D Printing

All prints printed in default stl orientation, without supports and a 0.2mm layer height. All parts printed in PLA filament.

Attribution

Design: manabun on Thingiverse.com

Documentation: Neil Squire / Makers Making Change

Grips for Joy-Con – Single

Overview

These 3D printed devices attach to Nintendo Joy-Cons to make them easier to hold and use in the single Joy-Con configuration.

Usage

After assembling the device, the Joy-Cons can be held and used similarly to a standard game controller.

Cost

~$3.00 for filament

Build Instructions

To use this device, insert the buttons onto the grip, and then slide in the corresponding Joy-Con.

Skills Required

  • 3D Printing

Time Required

  • 3D Printing: 16h 44min
  • Assembly: 10 min

Tools

  • 3D Printer
  • Sandpaper
  • Hobby Knife

Components

  • Grip Button
  • Grip –
  • Grip +

3D Printing

All prints printed in default stl orientation, with supports and a 0.2mm layer height. All parts printed in PLA filament.

Attribution

Design: manabun on Thingiverse.com

Documentation: Neil Squire / Makers Making Change

Trigger Extender for Joy-Con Controller

Overview

This 3D printed device attaches to the Nintendo Joy-Con Grip and extends the trigger and bumper buttons users to use the buttons more easily. The extenders allow for the bumper and trigger buttons to be activate from more positions.

Usage

After assembling the device, the extenders can be pressed anywhere along their front to activate their respective button.

Cost

~$0.50 for filament

Build Instructions

To use this device, attach the central Slide-On Trigger Attachment to the centre of the Joy-Con Grip. Next insert the Joy-Cons to the Grip, then insert the trigger extenders in the lower clip and the bumper extenders in the upper clip.

Skills Required

  • 3D Printing

Time Required

  • Printing time: 3h 1min
  • Assembly time: <5min

Tools

  • 3D Printer

Components

  • Slide-on Trigger Attachment
  • Shoulder Trigger Extender
  • Shoulder Bumper Extender

3D Printing

All components can be printed with no support at 20% infill with a 0.2 layer height. All pieces can be printed using PLA filament.

Attribution

Design: Sacha Potvin in the GRRIT Program of the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital

Logo of Glenrose Rehabilitation Research Innovation & Technology

Documentation: Neil Squire / Makers Making Change

One-Handed Adaptation for the Xbox Series X|S Controller

Overview

This inexpensive 3D printed modification for the Xbox Series X|S controller will allow for the user to operate their Xbox Series X|S controller with one hand. This controller adaptation makes it easier for someone who may have a difficult time holding a controller with both hands, or has greater dexterity with one hand than the other.

Compatibility

Note that the Xbox controllers can be used on PC based gaming, and can be used with a Nintendo Switch with the correct adapter.

Platforms: Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch (with an adapter such as the one linked here).

Controllers: Xbox Series X|S Controllers

Usage

This controller adaptation allows for the user to operate their Xbox Series X|S controller with only one hand.   For a left handed controller, the right joystick is used by moving the whole controller.   By moving the controller, the 3D printed parts enable the joystick to move simultaneously. In addition, the right shoulder buttons are migrated to the left side so all four shoulder buttons can be used with the index finger. Similarly, four 3D printed arms are used to allow the user to press the A, B, X, Y, and home buttons from the left side.

There are two different attachments for the bottom of the controller shown below that can be used depending on whether the user chooses to strap the controller to their leg (right),  or can rest it on their lap or a surface of their choice using the “shoe” (left).

Build Instructions

A set of instructions for assembling this modification for the Xbox Series X|S controller can be found on the Prusa Printers website and is linked above.

The Xbox Series X|S controller is asymmetrical, so this controller modification has different files for the left and right handed modifications.

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • 3D printing

TOOLS

  • 3D printer
  • Scissors

Optional:

  • Rubber bands can be added to the bottom piece of the controller (shoe) to increase grip strength
  • Raw filament can be cut and used as pin joints between some of the pieces
  • Sandpaper

3D PRINTING

All components can be printed with no support at 20% infill with a 0.2 layer height. All pieces can be printed using PLA filament. If possible, it is recommended to print the “shoe” piece in TPU, but if printed in PLA add rubber bands around the piece for additional grip. 3D print files can be found on the Prusa Printers’ website, and are linked above.

Note that all necessary components for the left and right handed modifications (including the leg mount) are included in their respective print files.

Optional files:

  • 1x Shoe (optional replacement to leg mount)
  • 1x Button Decorations (optional and only for the left handed modification)

Attribution

Designed by: Akaki

Left handed design remixed by: Ryan Hietanen

In partnership with The Controller Project