Atlanta, GA Chapter

The Atlanta Makers Making Change Chapter is based out of the Shepherd Center.

My name is Kristen Webber. I am an occupational therapist in Atlanta, Georgia. I am the Chapter Leader at the Shepherd Center. The Shepherd Center is a catastrophic care hospital specializing in neurological injuries.

Prior to COVID-19 we were focusing on launching community partnerships focusing on 3D printing for eGaming. I can not wait to get us back to eGaming but for now- we are focusing on ways to produce PPE for users of sip and puff and other alternative access options.

Feel free to reach out if you are interested in collaborating!

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This area is used for users to find chapters in their local area and to start conversations on anything MMC related: gain support for organizing local events, support each other with local build requests and trouble shoot issues with projects.

If anyone in the Atlanta GA area wants to introduce themselves feel free to “reply to this thread” and say hi!

  • Who are you and where are you based out of?
  • What do you do, and what are your passions and areas of interest in assistive tech (and otherwise?)
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Hello Kristen-
I would be interested in collaborating on projects. I am a semi-retired mechanical and biomedical engineer with some experience in assistive technology (graduate study and some work), in addition to my engineering experience.
I now do 3D printing and fabrication. I’m also a skilled welder and work with metals and plastics.

I’m in Athens, GA. Reach out to me if you want anything designed or fabricated. We’ll discuss.
Rich Bergins

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Welcome Rich!! Great to have you on here! @adinabradshaw is also at the Shepherd Center and will be happy to hear you’re interested to be involved. They are up to some great stuff around gaming and rehabilitation that’s very inspiring!

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@ZKv @RBDesigner It is wonderful to meet you!
We are have two formal events we are announcing this month and we are partnering with the Georgia RSVP clinic to make devices for folks to receive devices with OTs and makers. This weekend we are finishing the details of the partnership. https://www.garsvpclinic.org/ If you are interested, we would love to have you as one of our consistent monthly partners for the RSVP clinic. *All devices will be requested through the MMC platform but we will help facilitate.
Our June event is going to be creating dice spinners & we are finalizing details for a hybrid hack-a-thon to contribute to the design challenge page.
It is wonderful to meet you! I will make sure to reach out to you as though details are finalized.

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That’s great; I would be very interested.
Rich Bergins
Athens, GA

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