In Rennes, My Human Kit organized the Fabrikarium 2024 for 3 days. Guided by a disabled person who is an expert in his or her needs, and mixing creativity, digital fabrication and collective intelligence, 3 teams imagined and built several different solutions.
On the program: citizenship, reuse and learning for all, but also sharing and encounters!
🧒 KIT EDUC: the team worked on 3 different sub-projects:
⛺ A sensory tent so that middle-schoolers in a school inclusion section who may have difficulty concentrating can refocus before returning to class for their lessons. The students chose sounds coming out of a loudspeaker and shades of light for the led garland installed on the tent's ceiling. The whole system is triggered by buttons whose evocative visuals were also chosen by the students (flame, fish, book...). Now it's time to assemble the tent. The tent will soon be installed on the college's premises.
🖌️ ✏️ A brush guide for Aboudou and a pencil guide for Dorian, who have limited fine motor skills, were modeled and then 3D printed to best suit their prehension abilities. They left with their prototypes.
💬 A tablet holder for Antoine, who only communicates with it thanks to his one functional hand, was imagined. He'll be able to hold it against him when he's standing, use it when he passes someone he wants to talk to, and slide it behind his back when he's no longer using it. The prototype still needs to be finalized before it can be tested by Antoine.
DISTRI VRAC: 2 different prototypes were made to meet Solène's need for a dry food dispenser, usable with just one hand, and made from recycled materials. They were then sent back to Solène's home to be tested in real-life conditions.
🗳️ JEU VOTE: A board game designed for people with various disorders (cognitive, motor, etc.) was created to help them understand the issues at stake in the municipal elections, so that they can exercise their right to vote in an informed manner. The game was tested and validated by 3 residents of a Maison d'accueil spécialisée during the 3 days. There are still a few cuts to be made before it can be shown to other residents!
Thanks again for your support!
To see the video: https://youtube.com/shorts/53JPAI5gg2Y?si=lI0S-S7T1L_4sppy