--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Easy to pull switch to allow a child to turn on a tape player, battery toy or light. Switch made from a 35 mm plastic film can, 2 one inch brass washers, sewing elastic, string, 6 feet of two conductor, 22 gauge stranded wire, a subminiature size plug, and a large ring (about 6 inches--available in craft stores). Provides instructions for construction, with diagrams and a photograph. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. Soldering. AUTHOR: Burkhart, L J TITLE: Mo
The Pull and Play Switch, model 8042, is a pull switch designed for use by individuals with severe physical or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. This switch mounts to a tabletop, wheelchair tray or bedrail for easy access. It comes with two interchangeable grips: a ball with holes and a T grip. A C-Clamp is included. DIMENSIONS (HxW): 21 x 7 inches.
The Pull Switch is a single switch designed for use by individuals with physical disabilities. The switch is activated by pulling on a ring attached to a cord. The switch is designed to be suspended above the user with the ring hanging down. DIMENSIONS: 5 inches in diameter.
Pull Switch and Overhead Pull Switch, models 850, 850-8, 780, and 780-8 are pull switches designed to enhance grasping skills for individuals who are physically disabled. They are activated by a gentle tug on a ring or ball. The Pull Switch, model 850 and 850-8 ($25), comes with suction cups for mounting and a ball. The Overhead Pull Switch, models 780 and 780-8 ($36), is mounted on a flexible gooseneck which can be attached to most surfaces via a 3-way clamp. It comes with an interchangeable ba
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Switch can be operated by a gentle pull but is also sturdy enough for a child who pulls hard. Can be suspended over a child lying on back or semi-reclined to encourage reach and grasp. Switch will activate a battery toy, light or tape recorder. Device is constructed of potato chip can with metal bottom or tennis ball can, jump rope with handle, tennis ball, metal jar lid smaller than diameter of can, rubber band, popsickle stick, 2 pieces of plastic co
The Rocket Switch, model 1676, is a touch or pull switch designed for use by individuals with severe physical or upper extremity disabilities or spinal cord injury. The user pushes the fingerholds or pulls the bead chains and the soft propeller roars into action while the vibrating rocket lights up and plays music. A connected toy or device is also activated. POWER: Uses 4 double-A batteries. DIMENSIONS (LxWxH): 6 x 6 x 9.5 inches.
The String Switch is a pull switch designed for use by people with very limited upper extremity range of motion or minimal strength. The switch consists of a pull cord attached to a microswitch box. To activate the switch, the user pulls on a string or strand of yarn attached to the pull cord. The switch is equipped with a 1/8-inch mono plug. The string/yarn may be wrapped around any moveable body part. Less than 1 ounce of pressure is required for activation. The switch box can be mounted with
The String Switch, model 1080 and 1080-8, is a pull switch that is easily activated by persons with limited movement. It requires less than 1/2 oz. of tension to activate the switch. The switch has a small platform with 4 suction cups for convenient attachment to most surfaces.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Trapeze switch which can be suspended above a child to encourage working on grasping or pulling skills; pulling the switch activates a toy, tape player or light. Pull switch requires 3 feet of sturdy chain, 15 inches of 3/4 inch dowel, 2 metal rings to go through holes drilled in dowel, 6 inches of conductor wire, a subminiature size plug, 3 "quick links" size 2, sewing elastic and masking tape. Explains how to build the trapeze, including soldering th