A method of speaking with autistic and non-verbal folks is thru the usage of a Image Alternate Communique Device or PECS board, which they may be able to use to show what they want or need right through the day. Then again, the economic variations of those forums have their percentage of issues — they’re dear, and so they’re slightly inflexible so far as the images move.
The quantity one considered necessary this is durability, as [Alain]’s son [Scott] has already smashed two smartphones and a pill. [Alain] went with a laser-cut MDF enclosure that are meant to ultimate rather some time. Inside of is an Arduino Professional Mini and a DF Participant Mini that performs corresponding clips from a micro SD card every time [Scott] presses a button at the 16-key copper foil capacitive keypad. This PECS board is sensible, too — it’ll sound a turn-me-off reminder after a couple of mins of inactiveness, and factor audible low battery warnings.
Thus far, [Scott] is responding higher to images of items than to drawings. Watch him engage with the board after the spoil.
That is a ways from the very first thing [Alain] has constructed to lend a hand [Scott]. (*2*)Make certain to try this Pi-based media participant constructed to have interaction and no longer enrage(*16*).