Assistive Technology Make-A-Thon in Berkeley this weekend

It’s finally here. We wrote about this event a few weeks ago and it all comes together starting this Friday in Berkeley. They are having a public make-a-thon where students and professional engineers will work with community members with disabilities to address unmet needs and see what they can create to make independence more of a reality.

Inspired by Drew McPherson, a C-6 quadriplegic mechanical engineering student at UC Berkeley, he has worked with other engineering students for the past three years to create a club focused on developing assistive devices after seeing so many useless projects be built.

The event starts at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 17th and ends Sunday at 4 p.m. and is held at Jacobs Hall on the UC Berkeley campus, 2530 Ridge Rd.

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