GoTalk Device Adaptation

This idea came from @mandersonpsychology in Calgary, Alberta.

Project Idea:
This project is oriented towards the GoTalk device being used in sessions with disability professionals. Many children get fixated on the top three right buttons and do not explore the options intended for communication. The goal of this device would be to cover the top row of buttons but still allow the adult in the session to press them. The GoTalk and dimensions can be seen in Figure 1 below.

A possible option would be to create a device somewhat similar to the keyguards on the website but rather to cover the top three right buttons on a GoTalk device.

Support needed:
We are looking for a designer/maker to develop this device. @mandersonpsychology is open for contact for any feedback or further details.

Figure 1:

Here is a design, I’d use super glue to hold it in place
Gotalk9+shield.stl (897.4 KB)
a pen tip will allow access to the buttons underneath the shield

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That’s a great design @jkauppil Thanks so much for sharing it! What do you think of this @mandersonpsychology ?

Tyler
my first venture with Makers Making Change…
It was fun. I hope to contribute more

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Thank you so much James! This is fantastic! On behalf of the team and family, we are so thankful for this support and design!

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You are welcome

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Nice work, @jkauppil. Looks like this one can probably be added to the library so others can request it as well. (Log-in, then https://www.makersmakingchange.com/create-a-project/)

@mandersonpsychology If a non-permanent attachment is required, a two-sided adhesive like UGlu could work well (e.g. https://www.protapes.com/products/uglu-removable-adhesive-glue)

Jake
I did my best

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Thanks @jkauppil. Looks great - it’s now published here: https://www.makersmakingchange.com/project/go-talk-button-guard/
Corresponding Forum post:
Go Talk Button Guard

I expanded on the description a bit, let me know if there is anything that should be corrected / added. We can update and amend as necessary with feedback from @mandersonpsychology.

There are a couple of things that would be a nice addition:

  1. a photo of the device without the guard
  2. a photo of the device in use (e.g. using a pen to activate button, one with a user’s hand in the photo)
  3. any original CAD files to make it easier to update / adjust the design.
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Jake
I made changes to the STL making the cover thinner, included are additional pics

(Attachment GoTalk Cover.zip is missing)

Thanks - updated the library listing.

I have a STEP file for the mount available