DIY Cardboard Switch

Created By: @Butzuk and @lyonsm


Project Need: Visual, Mobility/ Physical, Cognitive/ Learning
Capabilities Needed: Mechanics
Project Link: https://www.makersmakingchange.com/project/diy-cardboard-switch/
License: Attribution 4.0 International


The DIY Cardboard Switch is a simple adaptive switch built using common household items. The switch works as a simple on or off button while attached to an electronic toy or appliance. The user can activate the switch in order to safely turn the item on or off. When given access to a switch, the user becomes an active participant in accessing the item. With the addition of a Makey Makey, the user can access computer programs or games. One such activity allows the user to play bongos sounds with each press of the switch.