This will be the last Vancouver based “Hacking for the Holidays” event. This will have toys that have not yet been adapted, though I also plan to open it up to guests that want to learn / bring in a toy they specifically want adapted for their needs.
December 3rd is also “United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities” so we are also doing some outreach around this alignment of event and day of awareness.
For those of you unaware, switch operated toys usually are 10x the cost of a standard toy, and is essentially wiring a 3.5 mm jack in parallel with the power or core toy switches. We take battery operated toys, add an alternative switch input, and then are looking to gift them to Children’s Hospitals, Childhood development centres, and families with kids with disabilities, this holiday season.
We are aiming to adapt and gift 500 toys this holiday season, and are scheduling events. Let me know if there is interest in joining on Saturday, Dec 3rd. I will also be making an eventbrite to help promote locally.