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NM Science Fiesta 2017

Help 505access Lighten Up! the NM Science Fiesta on May 20th, 2017!  Look for us inside the NM Museum of Natural History & Science. See you at the Museum! Cheers, –Alice

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Featured Instructable!

Today, one of our assistive technology (AT), Easy, Inexpensive AND Accessible Stylus, is featured in the Technology section on Instructables! We have been showing attendees at our AT workshops in New Mexico how to make this and other devices for … Continue reading

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FREE Workshop in Deming, NM

Join 505access in Deming, NM on September 16th, 2016 as we share ideas of how to make or customize assistive technologies (AT). The Arc Down Syndrome New Mexico Fund is sponsoring a Workshop for people with Down Syndrome or the … Continue reading

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Free AT workshop at Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire!

505access will be offering a FREE AT workshop: “Affordable, Custom Assistive Technologies (AT)“ at the 2016 Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire (MMF) to on-line registrants ONLY! Workshops will be held both days: 2:30 – 4:30 on Saturday and 3:30 – 5:30 on … Continue reading

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Workshops at Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire 2016

For the first time at the Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire, workshops will be available in 2016! 505access is involved in both: “Lighten Up!: Using Light in Designs” and “Affordable, Custom Do-It-Yourself Assistive Technologies (AT)“. “Lighten Up!: Using Light in Designs“: … Continue reading

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FREE AT workshop in Silver City, NM

Join us on Friday, June 17th, at the Disability Resource Center in Silver City, NM. 505access and NMGCD/NMTAP will co-sponsor a FREE workshop to share ideas of how to make your own custom assistive technology (AT). All participants will make … Continue reading

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FREE AT workshop in Farmington, NM

Join us tomorrow, June 8th, at the San Juan Center for Independence in Farmington, NM. 505access and NMGCD/NMTAP will co-sponsor a FREE workshop to share ideas of how to make your own assistive technology (AT).  All participants will make an … Continue reading

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Portable Standing Desk

At home and at Ideas and Coffee, Janet uses a collapsible stool as a standing desk for her laptop. Inspired by the Traveling Eileen by Therese WillKomm, Alice suggested making a lighter, portable one out of corrugated plastic. This portable … Continue reading

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Thanks for Lighten-ing Up our day!

THANKS to the attendees, organizers of the Expanding Your Horizons conference [in Albuquerque, NM] and co-presenters of  “Lighten Up: Using Light in Designs!”  workshop for lightening up my day! — Alice

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MakeCation 2014 — hardware 2.0

With stable MPR121-PB and capacitive touch pads, I started work on the code for the Arduino Uno.  The Tutorial from the Adafruit website was easy to follow and the downloads  included example code for the Arduino IDE (Adafruit_MPR121_Library-master.zip).  Code below … Continue reading

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