Engineering Design Projects
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- The Benefits of Custom Fabrication
- Bilateral Acoustic Trainer
- Proposal for adapted Life Cycle or treadmill electronics with verbal output
- Cake Icing Dispensor with foot Pedal
- Sound activate ECU with Audio Scanner
- Switch activated TV remote
- Custom wheelchair seat for client with contractures
- Computer desk with foot access keyboard and mouse
- Adapted joy stick with horizontal motion 2 switch access
- "Drinking Bird" napkin band dispensor
- Trackball Retaining System
- Switch Activated Document Carrousel
For more designs by a wide variety of engineers, designers, inventors, and workshop enthusiasts, please visit Workshop Solutions at http://www.workshopsolutions.com
Visit Robert Perry's web site for the Children's Rehabilitation Engineering team of Mobile at: http://www.childrensrehabengineeringteam.com/
Check out some more custom designs by David Lafever, a Rehabilitation Engineer in Indiana http://davelafever.com/custom.aspx
Research and Practice Papers
Parts Suppliers and Resources
Apart from your local hardware store, these are some good resources for supplies related to building assistive technology devices.
On Line Metals
Aluminum, Steel, stainless, brass tubing, plates, bar stock, etc in small quantities
1138 West Ewing, Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: (800) 704-2157 OR (206) 285-8603
Fax: (800) 533-6350 OR (206) 285-7836
Loc Line Modular Hose, EDM Zap
EDM Zap Parts, Inc.
1108 Front Street, Lisle, IL 60532
Phone: 1-800-759-2839 or 1-630-852-1734
Miller's Adaptive Technologies
2023 Romig Road, Akron, OH 44320-3819
Phone: 800.837.4544 or 330.753.9799
Fax: 866.572.2603 or 330.572.2603
supplies, hardware, motors, tools, hydraulics, adhesives, metal working, electrical, tools, etc.
Go to website to find your local branches
Tools, pipe, HVAC, pumps, instrumentation, electrical, motors, hardware, etc.
6100 Fulton Industrial Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30336-2852
Locations also in Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angles, New York
Phone: (404) 346-7000 or (404) 629-6500
Fax: (404) 349-9091
electronic components, if they ain't got it, you can't get it.
701 Brooks Avenue South, Thief Falls, MN 26701
Phone: 800-344-4539 or 218-681-6674
Outwater Plastic Industries
24 River Road, Bogota, N.J. 07603. U.S.A.
Phone: 1-888-OUTWATER (688-9283)