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November 12, 2020 at 10:05 pm #10562
@gravescolleen, Colleen, thank you very much. the information you shared was very helpful. I did remapping, and have enough keys now. I am thinking to put braille on the representation of keys and maybe compare the answers from users and MM…. More to go. The link is a new short video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vta-YF7b5_Cs-RfsM59hJI4uiOsEpFYB/view?usp=sharing.November 12, 2020 at 10:05 pm #10563
We are looking forward to working with you and are happy to help fabricate whatever you need.November 12, 2020 at 10:05 pm #10564
You’re the best Brent! thanks!November 12, 2020 at 10:05 pm #10565
@brentcourson, thanks, Brent. I submitted the form. Let me know how I could help with. Appreciate!!!November 12, 2020 at 10:05 pm #10566
@brentcourson, Brent, I just talked to Beau from May We Help. He will pass the information to you. This is wonderful. Thank you!November 12, 2020 at 10:05 pm #10567
@zhangcu2 Tracy, I sent you an email with my phone number so we can discuss the case. I am looking forward to talking with you.November 12, 2020 at 10:05 pm #10568November 12, 2020 at 10:05 pm #10569
This is the most beautiful case @brentcourson : https://twitter.com/kitkat_marshall/status/1031605876547887104
I’ve tried reaching out to Kit Kat Marshall about her design because we’d love to be able to sell it as a company.November 12, 2020 at 10:05 pm #10570
Here is the Scratch project for the calculator I made. It was really pretty difficult, but this code should work for your project idea. You can’t do decimals, but you can make large numbers to add , subtract or multiply and all using Makey Makey: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/334824249/November 12, 2020 at 10:05 pm #10571
@gravescolleen, thanks. I like the display of the equation in Sprite. I may need you to help with that. Thanks.
I created the Scratch, decimals work fine, here is the video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GR6L81Sq80kEm7TC0yYtpWoAeI4xhxOX/view?usp=sharing
The Scratch I made is pretty complicated too: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/471843141November 12, 2020 at 10:05 pm #10572
**Idea 1:** Project for student who is blind autistic limited communication. Use Makey Makey like an AAC
**Challenge**: Needs help with box-Brent is helping
**Idea 2:** Other project is a Calculator, adding braille, to make braille calculator, need to make it bigger .Need to hide everything underneath? Makerslba at CMU used overlay-hole punch so there’s enough copper is exposed
Big calculator [Colleen Graves on Twitter: “Cardboard @makeymakey hopscotch calculator in action! Coded in @scratch ! #makered https://t.co/qQwQ2VMhXW” / Twitter](https://twitter.com/gravescolleen/status/1182759849232338944?s=20)
Similar but bigger. Tape used for each number, but use braille? Wire pokes up through bottom of cardboard.
Try adhesive back Braille stickers? Try putting stick near bottom, ½-½ inch on either side so they have a better chance of touching copper as well
Colleen going to try using hole punch, similar to music note-recess hole vs bump for braille. Maybe use tacks to poke out
[Interactive Braille Cell 1.0 With Makey Makey : 4 Steps – Instructables](https://www.instructables.com/Interactive-Braille-Cell-10/)
**Challenge:** Not able to get it to be conductive with hands with lotion. Waiting on [Anti Static wristband](https://www.amazon.ca/iFixit-Anti-static-Wrist-Strap-Adjustable/dp/B00B2T9C8Y/ref=asc_df_B00B2T9C8Y/?tag=googleshopc0c-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=335573973312&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5091048578330811280&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9001542&hvtargid=pla-611776013466&psc=1)
Maintain other hand on target must keep hand on while using other hand to read braille.
**Challenge**: Scratch-Cannot reset calculator unless move cursor on computer screen
Not ideal for someone who is blind
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@ZKv Zee, thank you so much for taking notes. @gravescolleen, Colleen helped me during her office hour today,
Resetting the calculator is working now. I am going to buy some brass fasteners to work with braille, tomorrow I am meeting @brentcourson, Brent’s team. This is incredible teamwork. Thank you, everyone.November 12, 2020 at 10:05 pm #10575
Thanks, Brent. We can chat tomorrow.November 12, 2020 at 10:05 pm #10576
Update the final version of the calculator made by Brent @brentcourson and the volunteer team of May We Help in Ann Arbor. Thank you, Brent, and the team. The calculator looks amazing and well decorated and protected and works well. Here is the short video and check it out: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z8vUMuvy9QH_68tkiRzJQSt9UqOVPhYk/view?usp=sharing
Thanks to everyone (@ZKv, @gravescolleen, @Butzuk, @lyonsm, @brentcourson, @MMC_Jake, @MMC_Chad ….) for this opportunity and for getting me in this incredible field: of using technology to help people in need.
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