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Fun Therapeutic Exercise Workshops Hula Hoop Game Controller and DIY Therapy Ball

June 24, 2021

We had a great free workshop for disability professionals last night on creating a hula hoop controller! Thanks to our partnership with Makers Making Change chapter leaders Katie Butzu and Mark Lyons, we are building up our resources for using Makey Makey as assistive tech! 

Hula Hoop Workshop/Webinar

Find out why you would want to make a hula hoop controller and build alongside Katie Butzu and Colleen Graves in this engaging workshop.

Links Mentioned in Workshop

Pictorial Hula Hoop Guide

Katie and Mark also wrote us a full pictorial guide that is now on our how-to page in our new accessibility section!


Grab the Guide


Last Workshop: DIY Therapy Ball

Therapy Ball Workshop: Held June 24, 2021 4:00-5:30 pm Central Time

In this last session, Michigan Makers Making Change Chapter Leaders Katie Butzu and Mark Lyons will teach you how to turn a yoga ball into a therapy ball.

Supplies Needed for the DIY Therapy Ball: Yoga ball, aluminum foil tape, speaker wire, and for the switches: cardboard, wire strippers, Duct tape, glue stick, scissors, and a Makey Makey kit.


View the Third Workshop: 



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More Resources for Accessibility

We've been collecting resources for using Makey Makey as an assistive technology devices and compiled on this epic blog post. 


Check out: Assistive Technology, Occupational Therapy, and More Accessibility Resources

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