Category: Respiratory Disabilities

Roll-Up Keyboard

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---- DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --------- PURPOSE: To create an inexpensive roll-up keyboard for an individual with disabilities. Using a screwdriver deconstruct a USB keyboard, removing the keyboard’s membrane switch pad and control board. The membrane consists of three separate layers tacked together. Using the rubber pad, plate nuts and bolts reassemble the membrane to the control board, making sure that the traces of the membrane line up with the traces on the control board. If the keyboard had a socket and ribbon cable, just reinsert the cable and then label the keys. To save time, label only the keys that are used the most. After labeling the keys the roll-up flexible keyboard is ready to be used. A text editor can be used to check to make sure all the keys function. MATERIALS: USB keyboard, small project sized nuts and bolts. TOOLS: Screw driver with interchangable bits. TITLE: DIY rollable keyboard exudes simplicity. AUTHOR: Auger Duval. JOURNAL: ENGADGET.com. REF: http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/26/diy-rollable-keyboard-exudes-simplicity. WEBSITE: Instructables at http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-Roll-Up-Keyboard.

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