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Modification For Mouthstick Computing

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DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: Miniature seesaw with ball bearing weight meant to hold down the shift key of a computer keyboard which lacks a caps lock key. Allows a quadriplegic using a mouthstick to type in upper and lower case without depressing two keys at once. Describes a miniature seesaw made of two tongue depressors, wooden matches, a nail, and a marble or ball bearing as a weight. The seesaw is placed so that when one end is tapped the weight rolls down and depresses the shift key. Includes diagram and photographs. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Cliffe, A E TITLE: Modification for Mouthstick Computing JOURNAL: Paraplegia News REF: Vol 40 no 6, Jun 1986: p 30-31 NARIC CALL NUMBER: J6120 PAGES (including cover): 3 1986.


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