My Pal Scout/Violet Switch Adapted Toy
Setup & instructions
The switch adapted My Pal Scout/Violet sings songs and can be controlled with accessible switches that have a 3.5mm jack. The My Pal is a LeapFrog toy that sings lullabies and learning songs, and has activities with numbers, animals, food, and more.
You can use the My Pal Scout/Violet by plugging in one to four AT switches. The cable clamp labels which function each audio lead controls. Then, press the AT switches, or the in-toy buttons, to activate the various songs and activities.
You can build the My Pal Scout/Violet by following the Assembly Guide attached. Follow the “How to prep your 3.5mm headphone jack” tutorial first to prepare for this toy adaption.
Bill of Materials
1 x LeapFrog My Pal Scout or Violet Toy (https://www.amazon.ca/LeapFrog-Pal-Violet-English-Version/dp/B00D2KZ1ZY?th=1)
4 x 3.5mm Female Headphone jacks (something like two of these cut in half: (Amazon Canada)
8 x Crimp Connectors (Amazon Canada)
1 x 3D Printed Clamp
2 x #4 Metal Screw, 3/8″ Length (Amazon Canada)
1 x 4″ Zip Tie (Amazon Canada)
1 x 18″ Zip Tie (Amazon Canada
Note: Other wire connections aside from the crimp connectors can be used, such as UR2 connectors, Marrettes, or even soldering the connections.
- Needle Nose Pliers (or Wire Crimpers, or Vise Grips)
- Crimping tool is recommended if available
- Wire Cutters
- Wire Strippers
Original Device: ATmakers
Updated Design: Makers Making Change