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  • Suzy

    1. 1. Suzy: The Hygiene Circle<br />EDGE Program 2011<br />Erica Choi, Crystal Fernandes, Felicia Long, ShielaRoyama<br />
    2. 2. Road Map<br />Project Research<br />Project Decision<br />Building Process<br />Live Demonstration<br />Result – Discussion<br />
    3. 3. Pre-Project<br />Assignment: to create a tool for a disabled child<br />Visited Altamont Elementary School and were introduced to Mia<br />Afterwards, returned to class and did research on the internet<br />
    4. 4. Mia<br />Mia is 12 years old<br />She has Down Syndrome<br />Limited responses<br />Cannot read well<br />Likes to give high fives<br />Very active – swims and plays soccer<br />Parents help her carry out daily tasks<br />
    5. 5. Down Syndrome<br />Down Syndrome occurs when an individual has three, rather than two, copies of the 21st chromosome.<br />The additional genetic material alters the course of development and causes the characteristics associated.<br />Definitions taken from the website of The National Down Syndrome Society<br />
    6. 6. Project Decision<br />Mia <br />At the age where she needs to be more independent<br />OR<br />Low reading levels<br />Goal: To build a fun, motivating tool that would let her be more independent<br />Suzy the Hygiene Circle<br />
    7. 7. Materials<br />Wooden Lazy Susan<br />Woodshop tools (wood, machinery, etc,)<br />Morse code tool<br />Cups<br />2 Switches<br />Batteries<br />Motor<br />Singing greeting card<br />
    8. 8. Building Process<br />Break the Lazy Susan and Morse code tool apart<br />Install the switch to the singing greeting card<br />Trace circles on base where the holes will be<br />In the woodshop, cut the holes out and build the hand<br />Build and prepare the circuits<br />Paint the hand, Morse code tool, bases, and dowels<br />Put all parts together<br />
    9. 9. Woodworking<br />Machinery used for:<br />Cut out the holes that would hold the cups<br />Carved the hand<br />Cut out the hole in the Morse code tool for the switch to be inserted<br />Sandpapered all wood<br />
    10. 10. Circuits and Switches<br />Circuits<br />Two simple circuits<br />Switches<br />Two on and off switches <br />
    11. 11. Result<br />Live Demonstration<br />Discussion<br />Pros and Cons<br />
    12. 12. Possible Improvements<br />Use more preferable tools<br />Make it more aesthetically pleasing<br />Determine a better way to situate the motor<br />Lower the volume of the rotating motor<br />Better buttons<br />
    13. 13. Thank you!<br />Questions? <br />

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