Parents, Occupational Therapists & Makers,

Join us on December 3rd for an afternoon of toy hacking for children with disabilities. We will cover the basics switch accessibility including taking a toy apart, identifying the electronics inside and how to solder a universal switch jack for access. Please bring a toy that you would like to switch adapt (see Ideal Toys section below). 

When & Where

December 3, 2011 from 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU
721 Broadway, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003  


Ideal Toys for Hacking

Please bring a toy along to modify, we will not be providing them. Select a toy that is appropriate for your child. Below is a list of features when selecting a toy for easy hacking

  • MUST run on batteries, no AC / wall plug toys.
  • Toys with simple operation, a touch, squeeze, pinch, pull. For example, a teddy bear that sings when its foot or hand is squeezed, or its belly is poked.
  • Remote control toys are great (the inexpensive ones are actually easier to hack).
  • Electronic musical instruments & electronic whoopee cushions!
  • See a list of toys that you can modify easily

No prior soldering/toy hacking experience is needed!

What is Toy Hacking? See this slide show

This slideshow displays the modification of a remote control toy train, adding accessibility switches.