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    This idea came from @mandersonpsychology in Calgary, Alberta.

    **Project Idea:**
    This project is oriented towards the GoTalk device being used in sessions with disability professionals. Many children get fixated on the top three right buttons and do not explore the options intended for communication. The goal of this device would be to cover the top row of buttons but still allow the adult in the session to press them. The GoTalk and dimensions can be seen in Figure 1 below.

    A possible option would be to create a device somewhat similar to the [keyguards](https://makersmakingchange.com/project/3d-printed-keyguards/) on the website but rather to cover the top three right buttons on a GoTalk device.

    **Support needed:**
    We are looking for a designer/maker to develop this device. @mandersonpsychology is open for contact for any feedback or further details.

    **Figure 1:**

    ![gotalk|529×500](upload://juPUcscgfHValNex532q05jDimn.jpeg)

    #9774

    Here is a design, I’d use super glue to hold it in place
    [Gotalk9+shield.stl|attachment](upload://AtvV0yIYeBY65h8JMN1KhRy4w7a.stl) (897.4 KB)
    a pen tip will allow access to the buttons underneath the shield

    #9775

    ![IMG_3922|666×500](upload://n9A6CR25TtJFIoNk1BPsKYYz5ru.jpeg)

    #9776

    That’s a great design @jkauppil Thanks so much for sharing it! What do you think of this @mandersonpsychology ?

    #9777

    Tyler
    my first venture with Makers Making Change…
    It was fun. I hope to contribute more

    #9778

    Thank you so much James! This is fantastic! On behalf of the team and family, we are so thankful for this support and design!

    #9779

    You are welcome

    #9780

    Nice work, @jkauppil. Looks like this one can probably be added to the library so others can request it as well. (Log-in, then https://makersmakingchange.com/create-a-project/)



    @mandersonpsychology
    If a non-permanent attachment is required, a two-sided adhesive like UGlu could work well (e.g. https://www.protapes.com/products/uglu-removable-adhesive-glue)

    #9781

    Jake
    I did my best

    #9782

    Thanks @jkauppil. Looks great – it’s now published here: https://makersmakingchange.com/project/go-talk-button-guard/
    Corresponding Forum post:
    https://forum.makersmakingchange.com/t/go-talk-button-guard/1841

    I expanded on the description a bit, let me know if there is anything that should be corrected / added. We can update and amend as necessary with feedback from @mandersonpsychology.

    There are a couple of things that would be a nice addition:
    1. a photo of the device without the guard
    2. a photo of the device in use (e.g. using a pen to activate button, one with a user’s hand in the photo)
    3. any original CAD files to make it easier to update / adjust the design.

    #9783

    How do I edit a published post?

    #9784

    Forum posts can be edited using the pencil icon at the bottom. Device listings on the site aren’t currently editable by users – you can send any documents / changes via email to projects at makersmakingchange.com.

    #9785

    Jake
    I made changes to the STL making the cover thinner, included are additional pics

    (Attachment GoTalk Cover.zip is missing)

    #9786

    Thanks – updated the library listing.

    #9787

    I have a STEP file for the mount available

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