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TV Remote adaptor for seniors

by RichMac, published

TV Remote adaptor for seniors by RichMac Jan 8, 2013

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Granddad needed a new TV, but could not use the remote with its 45 tiny buttons. So I made this cover which clips on, with just the 3 big buttons he needs.
He's happy now, it works really well. A great first project for my new Replicator 2

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Haha we provide useful designs all the time... It's not up to us if things actually get made its up to our bosses!

Nice inclusive design.

The TV remote was easy, because the whole function could be simplified to 3 buttons. Could you find a cordless phone and do the same? Maybe a lot of buttons and ways to go wrong.
It's sad to see old people lose the ability to use these complicated devices, and end up with boring and lonely lives. We need to work on it now before we need to!

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This is for the Samsung non-internet tv, remote AA59-00602A. I also have the design for the bigger smart tv remote.

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scottmayson on Jan 31, 2013 said:

Nice inclusive design.

carlandj on Jan 8, 2013 said:

Did you use abs in your rep2 ?

RichMac on Jan 9, 2013 said:

I used PLA, how long does it last? I'll use ABS when the heated platform comes out for the Rep2.
But PLA is no good with heat, I left it out in the hot Australian sun after taking photos, and it went soft and distorted. Cost me 50 cents to print another one!

MichaelAtOz on Jan 8, 2013 said:

Nice!! <- two, arthritic, thumbs up

Sadly, we & soon I (and you youngsters eventually...), will need more of this type of creativity...
I have been on the lookout for a 'senior' adapted cordless (not mobile/cell) phone for my mother, who still has a rotary dial phone at home.

ComradeQuiche on Apr 2, 2013 said:

Haha we provide useful designs all the time... It's not up to us if things actually get made its up to our bosses!

RichMac on Jan 9, 2013 said:

The TV remote was easy, because the whole function could be simplified to 3 buttons. Could you find a cordless phone and do the same? Maybe a lot of buttons and ways to go wrong.
It's sad to see old people lose the ability to use these complicated devices, and end up with boring and lonely lives. We need to work on it now before we need to!

ronthomp on Jan 8, 2013 said:

Check out AARP. I saw a simple phone in there advertising.

jridley on Jan 8, 2013 said:

An excellent improvement to help people with motor control or vision impairments. Great job!

Schorhr on Jan 8, 2013 said:

Genius!

Mgmatteo on Jan 8, 2013 said:

Fantastic! This is my next gift to my father...
Priceless ;-)

CanFire on Jan 8, 2013 said:

Too funny !

antifuchs on Jan 8, 2013 said:

This is amazing.

catohagen on Jan 8, 2013 said:

brilliant

brw_racing on Jan 8, 2013 said:

Now that's awesome!

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