ERIC Number: ED289315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Toy Modification Note: Build It Yourself Battery Interrupter. Revised.
Vanderheiden, Gregg C.; Brandenburg, S.
This toy modification note presents illustrated instructions on how to build a battery interrupter that permits on/off control of battery-operated toys without modification of the toys themselves. The device allows for a separate control switch which can be custom designed to fit a handicapped user's needs. Information on the construction and use of three types of battery interrupters is provided: Type 1 for regular cylindrical batteries (AA, C, and D cells), Type 2 for 9-volt batteries, and Type 3 for use with cassette tape recorders and other devices having a "remote" jack. Also included in the volume are a description of the electrical principles involved in the interrupter's operation, skill development activities for learning to use a switch, and sources of information on adapted toys and toy modifications. (JDD)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Construction (Process), Electric Batteries, Illustrations, Physical Disabilities, Resources, Skill Development, Teaching Methods, Toys
Trace Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Waisman Center, 1500 Highland Ave., Madison, WI 53705-2280 ($3.10).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Trace Center.
Note: A product of the Trace Research and Development Center on Communication, Control, and Computer Access for Handicapped Individuals. For related documents, see EC 201 271-280.