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Tape Recorder Switch Adapter

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  1. TAPE DECK MODIFICATION. ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Modification to the tape deck switches for ease of use by someone with out good finger control. The mode switch was redesigned to make selection easier by increasing the size and shape of the switch and decreasing the amount of force required to turn it on. The record button was modified by a spring steel push bar eliminating precise finger dexterity. Includes drawings. SKILLS REQUIRED: Metalworking. AUTHOR: Bob Warren, UCP of Akron, 318 Water Stre...[More Information]

  2. TAPE RECORDER ADAPTATION FOR LOW FORCE ACTUATION ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Allows a person with limited finger strength to actuate tape recorder control buttons. Commercially available tape recorder is placed into a wooden unit which has custom positioned levers and/or sliding arms. Two versions are shown in photographs. Concepts can be applied to other models of tape recorders. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR: Gugerty, J.; Tindall, L. TITLE: Tools, Equipment & Machinery Adapted for the Vocational Education & Employm...[More Information]

  3. TAPE RECORDER OPERABLE BY CHIN SWITCH ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Independent operation of a portable tape recorder by a person with no upper extremity use. Example described is for a person with bilateral upper extremity amputation. Attach a tape recorder to a camera shoulder strap, so recorder can be worn over the shoulder. mount a microphone on the shoulder strap, positioned close to the individuals mouth. Mount a switch on the shoulder strap, positioned where it can be turned on and off by the individual's ch...[More Information]

  4. Tape Recorder Control for Persons with Limited Hand Function ------- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Base and sliding extended lever adaptation for a small (approximately 1 1/2 by 7 by 4 1/ 2 inches: minisette-9 tape recorder from Radio Shack) tape recorder to allow its use by a person with limited hand function. The recorder is fastened to a jig made of aluminum, plastic or wood with rubber feet to keep it from moving around. A clear plastic lever is attached to a rod with a teflon block, and this slides along a rod suspended fron the jig with an...[More Information]

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