The Magic of TOM

We're a global community of Makers helping people with disabilities (aka - 'Need Knowers'), develop open source technological solutions for their challenges!

 
Team Grabber: Born without arms, Kim struggles to grab objects outside of her reach. This simple and elegant mouth-controlled mechanical grabber extends her mobility and independence.

Team Grabber: Born without arms, Kim struggles to grab objects outside of her reach. This simple and elegant mouth-controlled mechanical grabber extends her mobility and independence.

Team Waterproof Eye Control: Amit's eye tracking communication device doesn't work in water. TOM developers created a waterproof enclosure enabling her to communicate even while swimming.

Team Waterproof Eye Control: Amit's eye tracking communication device doesn't work in water. TOM developers created a waterproof enclosure enabling her to communicate even while swimming.

Check out other solutions developed by the TOM community. 

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A challenge is just an opportunity to make the difference in someone's life. Sign up for a 72 hour Makeathon, share your challenges, offer your talents, and develop solutions together. 

 

Other Ways to Get Involved!

TOM's the address for Need Knowers to share challenges and Makers to develop solutions. Find a meetup near you or start one in your community!

 

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We're looking for problem solving Need Knowers and Makers

“Get people like myself, the Need Knowers and sit down with professionals, put our ideas together, and make things that will actually help people. Not just with the intent of helping people, but really helping people.”
 
 

— Kim Lathrop, Bay Area Makeathon Need Knower