I’m the music teacher at our school. I’m also the resident Nerd Supreme, whose recent rabbit hole has been physical computing: Raspberry Pi, Arduino, sensors, boxes of electronics, and soldering. Meet Alex. He’s a second grader at my school who was born without eyes. Oh, and he’s autistic. He’s funny and smart and he loves music. Really loves music – of all sorts – with that encyclopedic obsession of many autistic kids. Naturally, he and I get along.
Alex’s parents want him to be more independent. I know Alex loves music. Our principal knows I like to make things and write grants. Ideas started brewing. How can we help Alex?
What an amazing project!