{"id":2346701717586,"title":"Motorised Drawing Arm","handle":"motorised-drawing-arm","description":"\u003cspan\u003eThe Motorised Drawing Arm (MDA) is a computer-driven motorised arm that draws tactile graphics by mechanically moving a stylus across the surface of our tactile drawing board. It aims to combine the accuracy of the digital tactile graphics from the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.bridges-canada.com\/products\/tactileview\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"TactileView Software for people with vision loss\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eTactileView software\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e with the versatility of drawing by hand on the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.bridges-canada.com\/products\/tactipad\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"TactiPad \" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eTactiPad drawing board\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003eThis way, the MDA opens up unique interactive ways of making tactile graphics easily accessible.\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eUsing the MDA\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAfter the MDA sketched a digital tactile design, you can read it and add to it again. You can add either by using the TactileView software or you can add manually with an ordinary pen. This two-way approach of expanding the design can be repeated time after time by adding more and more elements.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis versatile product opens up the possibility to explore, understand and enjoy an ’emerging’ tactile diagram that ‘develops under your fingertips’. The MDA provides a completely new perspective on creating and reading tactile diagrams.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 id=\"applications\"\u003eExamples of applications of the MDA\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e Education, schoolwork and exams\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA teacher creates a task in which a tactile diagram is involved. This can both serve as a means to provide information and as a template in which the exercise is made. By dividing the exercise into several consecutive steps, tactile graphics become easier to understand and create a dynamic interaction.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eParticipate in the classroom by sketching (‘printing’) images from the smartboard or handheld devices on the TactiPad (or multiple TactiPads simultaneously).\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCreate a map and add step-by-step topographic or geographic information.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eStudy graphs, geometry, physics diagrams, read and process values, etc.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUse the MDA as a document reader for images in schoolbooks.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e Fun and games\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBy allowing you to manually add to a sketched image, a wide range of games and puzzles becomes accessible.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePrint simple designs from the TactileView catalog, such as animals and flowers, as a source for kids to have fun with discovering shapes and drawings.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePrint simple objects and draw a copy to learn the basics of drawing.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSketch a partly finished drawing and have it finalised.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProduce fun drawings with games such as ‘Connect the dots’.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eProfessional use\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProduce schemes for work flow, statistical information, graphs etc.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUse it as an aid for communication with colleagues.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSketch the images in textbooks based on the MDA.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e","published_at":"2018-11-30T15:12:03-05:00","created_at":"2018-11-30T15:20:15-05:00","vendor":"Thinkable","type":"Hardware","tags":["Learning Area_Daily Living: Home","Learning Area_Daily Living: School","Learning Area_Daily Living: Work","Learning Area_Music \u0026 Art","Learning Area_Play","Type_Blindness","Type_Hardware","Vision Device_Braille Embosser"],"price":337000,"price_min":337000,"price_max":337000,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":21156541169746,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"19MDA","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Motorised Drawing Arm","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":337000,"weight":1000,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":0,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"continue","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/products\/motorised-drawing-arm-hardware-thinkable-assistive-technology-964677.jpg?v=1571439664"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1192\/0390\/products\/motorised-drawing-arm-hardware-thinkable-assistive-technology-964677.jpg?v=1571439664","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003cspan\u003eThe Motorised Drawing Arm (MDA) is a computer-driven motorised arm that draws tactile graphics by mechanically moving a stylus across the surface of our tactile drawing board. It aims to combine the accuracy of the digital tactile graphics from the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.bridges-canada.com\/products\/tactileview\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"TactileView Software for people with vision loss\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eTactileView software\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e with the versatility of drawing by hand on the \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.bridges-canada.com\/products\/tactipad\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"TactiPad \" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eTactiPad drawing board\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003eThis way, the MDA opens up unique interactive ways of making tactile graphics easily accessible.\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eUsing the MDA\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAfter the MDA sketched a digital tactile design, you can read it and add to it again. You can add either by using the TactileView software or you can add manually with an ordinary pen. This two-way approach of expanding the design can be repeated time after time by adding more and more elements.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis versatile product opens up the possibility to explore, understand and enjoy an ’emerging’ tactile diagram that ‘develops under your fingertips’. The MDA provides a completely new perspective on creating and reading tactile diagrams.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5 id=\"applications\"\u003eExamples of applications of the MDA\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e Education, schoolwork and exams\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA teacher creates a task in which a tactile diagram is involved. This can both serve as a means to provide information and as a template in which the exercise is made. By dividing the exercise into several consecutive steps, tactile graphics become easier to understand and create a dynamic interaction.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eParticipate in the classroom by sketching (‘printing’) images from the smartboard or handheld devices on the TactiPad (or multiple TactiPads simultaneously).\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCreate a map and add step-by-step topographic or geographic information.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eStudy graphs, geometry, physics diagrams, read and process values, etc.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUse the MDA as a document reader for images in schoolbooks.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e Fun and games\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBy allowing you to manually add to a sketched image, a wide range of games and puzzles becomes accessible.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePrint simple designs from the TactileView catalog, such as animals and flowers, as a source for kids to have fun with discovering shapes and drawings.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePrint simple objects and draw a copy to learn the basics of drawing.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSketch a partly finished drawing and have it finalised.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProduce fun drawings with games such as ‘Connect the dots’.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eProfessional use\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProduce schemes for work flow, statistical information, graphs etc.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eUse it as an aid for communication with colleagues.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSketch the images in textbooks based on the MDA.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e"}

Motorised Drawing Arm

Product Description
$3,370.00
Maximum quantity available reached.
Sku: 19MDA
The Motorised Drawing Arm (MDA) is a computer-driven motorised arm that draws tactile graphics by mechanically moving a stylus across the surface of our tactile drawing board. It aims to combine the accuracy of the digital tactile graphics from the TactileView software with the versatility of drawing by hand on the TactiPad drawing board.
 
This way, the MDA opens up unique interactive ways of making tactile graphics easily accessible.

 

Using the MDA

After the MDA sketched a digital tactile design, you can read it and add to it again. You can add either by using the TactileView software or you can add manually with an ordinary pen. This two-way approach of expanding the design can be repeated time after time by adding more and more elements.

This versatile product opens up the possibility to explore, understand and enjoy an ’emerging’ tactile diagram that ‘develops under your fingertips’. The MDA provides a completely new perspective on creating and reading tactile diagrams.

 

Examples of applications of the MDA

 Education, schoolwork and exams

A teacher creates a task in which a tactile diagram is involved. This can both serve as a means to provide information and as a template in which the exercise is made. By dividing the exercise into several consecutive steps, tactile graphics become easier to understand and create a dynamic interaction.

  • Participate in the classroom by sketching (‘printing’) images from the smartboard or handheld devices on the TactiPad (or multiple TactiPads simultaneously).
  • Create a map and add step-by-step topographic or geographic information.
  • Study graphs, geometry, physics diagrams, read and process values, etc.
  • Use the MDA as a document reader for images in schoolbooks.

 Fun and games

  • By allowing you to manually add to a sketched image, a wide range of games and puzzles becomes accessible.
  • Print simple designs from the TactileView catalog, such as animals and flowers, as a source for kids to have fun with discovering shapes and drawings.
  • Print simple objects and draw a copy to learn the basics of drawing.
  • Sketch a partly finished drawing and have it finalised.
  • Produce fun drawings with games such as ‘Connect the dots’.

 Professional use

  • Produce schemes for work flow, statistical information, graphs etc.
  • Use it as an aid for communication with colleagues.
  • Sketch the images in textbooks based on the MDA.

Bridges accepts institutional P.O’s (purchase orders).

Call us for a quote or just fax or email a P.O. on your letter head.

How secure is my online order?

Any information submitted through the web store is safe and secure. Bridges uses state-of-the-art security encryption methods to ensure the highest standards of security for its online customers.

What payment methods are accepted?

We accept Visa and MasterCard for online orders.

What if I do not have a credit card?

If you do not have a credit card, please call us at 1-800-353-1107 (8:30am - 4:30pm EST) to discuss alternative payment methods.

How do I know if you have received my order?

When your order has been completed, you will receive a confirmation e-mail that will be sent to the e-mail address that you entered in the "Registration” page before checkout.

Shipping 

 

What shipping options are available?

Most of our items are shipped by Canpar, which takes 3-5 business days to reach the customer. Where service is not available, or due to the special requirements of the product, we will also use UPS, Puralator or Canada Post. Please allow 10-15 days for order processing.

Ordering multiple, heavy-weighted items? 

If our store can’t calculate your shipping costs during checkout, your order may fall outside weight, size, or destination restrictions, for online ordering.

Sorry about that. 

Just contact us by email or phone and we'll figure out another way to get your order to you. 

How much does shipping cost?

Shipping is calculated individually depending on the weight and size of the item. This will be calculated automatically upon checkout and will be included in the total price when you go to the checkout.

How long does it take for me to receive my order?

Order processing time depends on availability of the product from the manufacturer, but typically products are shipped within 10-15 business days after the order is placed. See shipping options for the number of days it will take to reach you after it leaves our warehouse.

Do you ship internationally?

No, we currently sell our products and services only in Canada.

How can I track my order?

When the order is shipped out, you will receive an e-mail with a tracking number. If you do not receive this e-mail, please call 1-800-353-1107 (8:30am - 4:30pm EST) to receive your tracking number.

 

Returns

 

Do you offer a money back guarantee?

We offer a 21-day money-back guarantee unless otherwise noted. Products must be returned in a resalable condition as determined by Bridges. Returns are subject to a 20 percent restocking fee after 21-days. Many of our manufacturers offer additional limited warranties of longer durations on their products. Returns will no longer be accepted after a period of 90 days. Please call us at 1-800-353-1107 (8:30am - 4:30pm EST) or send an e-mail to info@bridges-canada.com for more information about manufacturer's warranties or returning your product.

Please note, customers cannot return software for a refund.  However, we do offer a store credit for the full amount if returned within 21 days. After 21 days a restocking fee may apply.

How do I return a product?

To return a product you need to get a Return Authorization (R.A.) number from us. Please call us at 1-800-353-1107 (8:30am - 4:30pm EST), e-mail us at info@bridges-canada.com or fax us at 905-542-7242 to get an R.A. number and further instructions. Please note, Bridges will not accept returns without an R.A. number. The customer is responsible for shipping costs of returned products.