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.
  • Make a smart board for a fraction of the cost. A smart board takes whatever is on your computer screen and turns it into a huge interactive touch screen that can be displayed on any surface. By converting a dry erase marker into an infrared pen, using a Wiimote, free software, a projector and a PC - you have a smart board! Best of all we give you a Wiimote and other supplies as part of your registration fee. We will discuss creative applications on how to use the smart board with your patients and students.

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

New Dates to be Added Soon. 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 Georgia Occupational Therapy Association (GOTA), Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG) and the University of Georgia. 

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.

Staff 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 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.