Rapid Fabrication


Rapid Fabrication
Quick and Affordable Assistive Technology

Are you looking for affordable and quick assistive technology solutions? Join us for our Rapid Fabrication workshop. This “make and take” workshop will explore different fabrication tools and materials that can be used to create hundreds of assistive technology solutions in minutes.
Learn to:

  • Cut, bend, heat and shape acrylic. Acrylic plastics are widely available and can be used to create a wide variety of AT solutions.
  • Quickly fabricate almost anything you can imagine with PVC pipe. From adjustable book stands to furniture, PVC pipe can be used to create it.
  • Create custom molds and mounts using epoxy putty and silicone rubber.
  • Make simple wiring connections and switches using low cost materials that can operate a wide variety of battery operated products including toys.
  • Learn to adapt battery operated toys without soldering. We explore a wide variety of ways to connect wires. Registration comes with a toy you will adapt and can take home. (Note: toy may difffer from photo).

Bing Bong Toy

Participants will receive a tool box brimming with fabrication supplies and a resource guide. A light breakfast and box lunch will be provided.


Cost $325 per person
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

May 23, 2016
Shepherd Center
2020 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

Park in main parking deck, go to first floor of deck, follow signs to Woodruff Building (walk-thru), take elevators in Woodruff to P level.  Proceed through a series of open areas until you reach the back wall.  Workshop is in the Pecan room.

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June 20, 2016
Athens, Georgia
University of Georgia
Institute on Human Development and Disability
850 College Station Road
Classrooms 62 & 64
Athens, GA 30605

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July 11, 2016
Savannah, Georgia
Brice Hotel
601 East Bay Street, Savannah, GA 31401

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Have a group of 12 people? We will come to you!

please note:

Registration fee is non-refundable. If for any reason you can not attend, you can have someone else attend in your place. Please notify us as soon as possible if a substitution is required.

  $325 Per Person

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Approved for 7.5 contact hours through Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG) and the University of Georgia. Application pending for Georgia Occupational Therapy Association (GOTA),

Comments from past participants:

The best workshop I have attended in the past 18 years!

The workshop opened up a whole new way at looking at different materials.

Becky was very helpful, knowledgeable and receptive.

Loved being able to make things that were discussed and actually have them work!

Made me a better OT in just one day!

Can't wait to adapt equipment for my patients and their families.

Payments Accepted:

  • Credit cards

Credit Cards Accepted

  • Checks are accepted but must be received within 7 days of registering for the event. Make checks payable to the University of Georgia. Mail payments to: Farm Again, IHDD / UGA, 850 College Station Road, Athens GA 30605. Note: We are no longer accepting Paypal.

Rebecca (Becky) Brightwell

Rebecca Brightwell is the Associate Director of the Institute on Human Development and Disability (IHDD) at the University of Georgia. IHDD is a large research, education and outreach department at UGA that focuses on developmental disabilities. She also serves as the Co-Director of the Farm Again/AgrAbility grant project. She has vast experience with assistive technology applications and business planning for individuals with disabilities.