It has been a while since there has been an update. Too many other things have been demanding my attention.
First, let me apologize to those who have been emailing me. I’m sorry I haven’t been replying. I would love to help you out but currently don’t have the time myself. I’m currently trying to figure out a way to be able to help however I can.
So, that leaves me with this site. How can I use it to help? In what way can I utilize this site to continue to help those in need? The contest I held seemed to be quite helpful. We had several people offer great solutions. Maybe I’ll do another one of those.
Another thought I had was to post “Calls For help”. People have been emailing me with requests for controller modifications. I could possibly post those here for others to respond to. However, I’m reticent to post the ones that have already been sent since they didn’t agree to their story being shared publicly.
P.S. The forums appear to still have active members helping eachother. Thank you to those of you who have stepped up to supply solutions and work.
I’ve released my version of Josh’s design. Easily printable, easily installed. Read about it and download the files at EEtimes.
This program is a month long effort to crowdsource getting prosthetics to people who need them.
The initiative will begin this Friday, October 4th, with a google plus hangout hosted by Limor Fried, Matt Griffin, and Phillip Torrone. Partners in this noble exersize are Robohand, MakerBot, The Open Hand Project, Anthromod, Prosthetics for Prosperity, eNABLE, The Lucky Fin Project and Hands for Africa.
Here’s the information directly from Adafruit:
Adafruit’s Makers, Hackers, Artists and Engineers Community under the subsection “Make The World” is hosting this month long effort. Community members will post up with what they can help with, suggest people in need, and post pictures of their accomplishments/builds. In addition Makers will be able to find support for the creation of Robohands in the eNABLE Community on Google+.
- October 4th, 8pm ET – One hour introduction to the challenge with notable inventors and nonprofits in the sector. MakerBot, Robohand, The Lucky Fin Project.
- October 11th, 8pm ET – Community Check In inviting a notable Maker to chat with Makers from the Community to show how far they have come along with their project. Prosthetics for Prosperity, e-NABLE, Google Science Fair.
- October 18th, 8pm ET – 30 min Community Check In inviting a notable Maker to chat with Makers from the Community to show how far they have come along with their project. Robohand, Hands for Africa and The Open Hand Project.
- October 25th, 8pm ET – One hour Recap of the past month. Robohand, Anthromod, Robohand.
This Friday we’ll have our first Hangout on Air, a one hour introduction to the challenge with notable inventors and non-profits in the sector. Please stop by to tune in live at 8pm ET on Friday 10/4/13, join the Adafruit Google+ page and community page to post comments, ask questions, participate and more!
Wow, this solution is so simple and elegant. I can’t even believe it works.
Joshua literally glued a golf tee and paperclip to the trigger with hot glue. The angle that it is mounted allows it to work as the trigger, but also, when depressed instead of pushed, it actuates the bumper. Brilliant.
He is winning with this exactly the way it is, though I do intend to make a 3d modeled one for uploading to model hosting services.
He has definitely earned that iFixit Pro Tooklit and Magnetic Project Mat.
I have been extremely happy to see some solutions to the problem rolling in!
The first person to deliver a solution that is completely tested and free for anyone to use is Jody Roth.
He came up with this super easy to assemble and install version that seems to do the job quite well. As you can see in his video, he assembles it in just a few minutes and it literally just snaps onto the controller and back off again. You can download the files for printing on a 3dprinter.
Not only that, but he looked around the forums at thecontrollerproject.com and spotted another issue with the triggers where someone needed them moved to the other side of the controller. He made an adapter to solve that one too!
I’d say Jody has gone above and beyond and absolutely deserves his prize, the pro toolset and magnetic work mat from iFixit.com