Switch Accessible Camera: Kiddi Zoom Twist Plus

Kiddizoom Twist Plus, switch adapted for use with accessibility switch. (Pink camera and yellow switch). Front view of camera.

Kiddizoom Twist Plus, switch adapted for use with accessibility switch. (Pink camera and yellow switch). Rear view of camera.

Kiddizoom Twist Plus, switch adapted for use with accessibility switch. (Pink camera and yellow switch). Overhead tilted view including the switch socket on the top of the right-side grip.

I've recently adapted a Kiddi Zoom camera from Argos and it works great. It's a 2.0 megapixel camera, with adjustable lens (point it across 180 degrees front to back. Loads of amusing effects and extras can be found via the additional controls. There's no half-press to focus. Point and click using the attached switch and you're away.

Comes in Blue or Pink. Pictures are downloadable via a USB cable, and there's no camera mount screw, so you may need some copious use of velcro or other method to mount. It does have side attachments for string, that could be useful in this.

If you're interested in purchasing one (c. £90 delivered in the UK), feel free to get in touch to find out more. If you'd like to adapt one yourself, it's almost the same as the guide for the older Kidi Zoom camera. The main difference is that this time I used some SUGRU to mount the switch socket in a more upright position.

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3 Responses to 'Switch Accessible Camera: Kiddi Zoom Twist Plus'

  1. # Blogger eutony

    My son's kidizoom has stopped powering up from the batteries - I suspect a wire has come loose inside. I'm not having any joy getting the case off though, I assume the 4 silver 'tabs' on the back are covering screws, but they're not coming out however much I try to prise, all that's happening is that the plastic is scratching, and little bits and breaking off.

    Am I missing a trick?

    Thanks,
    James  

  2. # Blogger OneSwitch.org.uk

    You can prise them out with a small flat-headed screw-driver or knife. Failing that, carefully drill through them a short way, then pull them out. They're only cosmetic.

    Some extra guidance help here: http://www.oneswitch.org.uk/4/DIY/digital-camera.htm

     

  3. # Blogger eutony

    many thanks - I'll give it a try!  

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