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    Stage Complete
    Cost to Build $200CAD
    Project Need Mobility, Other
    Created By Makers Making Change
    Capabilities Needed 3D Printing, Electronics, Software, Soldering
    Time to Complete 6 print hours + 2 to 3 assembly
    Creative Commons License Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

    The Lipsync is a mouth operated joystick that allows a person to control a computer cursor with minimal head and neck movement. All the electronics are housed in the ‘head’ of the device so there are no additional control boxes, making the LipSync a good candidate for portable, wheelchair-mounted applications. The mouthpiece is attached to a precision miniature joystick sensor that requires very slight pressure in order to move a cursor on the screen.




    I have a question maybe a MMC person can help with. Excluding 3D filament, what is the extended price of the Lipsync BOM? I know many of the items are significantly less expensive at bulk quantities (25, 100), and I’m curious how much this impacts the build cost.

    Edit: False alarm. Adding a partial answer for myself.
    So I saw the price of the springs and got excited, and asked the question above. They drop considerably in price-per-unit for building 25x lipsyncs compared to 3x ($7 vs $2 each). That also happens a bit for the force sensors ($6.10 for 3x, $4.40 for 25x), but doesn’t seem hold for most of the other components.


    Hello, I am building 2 LipSync devices for a person paralyzed in a car accident. I am having trouble procuring the medical components from Qosina and Coleparmer here in the United States. I imagine the recipient will have the same difficulty and will need a source to maintain the devices. Please provide me an alternate supplier or alternate part which is readily available to me and the recipient.

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    1 Filter PTFE Hydrophobic 17 mm, 0.2 Micron “28213”
    1 Luer Lock Fitting RK-45508-32
    1 Luer Lock Nut 45509-04
    1 Sip and Puff Mouthpiece “80102”

    Best regards,

    Bill Englert (he, him)

    Royersford, PA

    [email protected]


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