This is going to be a short one.
A few posts ago I offered up an idea for a device that allows people to interact with the many buttons we encounter in our modern lives without risking contamination from the plethora of germs such surfaces accumulate – a copper button pusher. I made a video describing it and the basics of making one. You can find that video HERE.
There are many copper button pushers for sale, but they all have the same problem. It takes hours (not seconds or minutes) for copper to neutralize enough germs to be useful. There needed to be a way to contain the contact part of the device between uses so it does not contaminate everything in your pocket or purse – or your pants if you clip it to your belt. The simple solution was to add a copper sheath to quarantine the thing between uses and give the real science behind copper’s germicidal properties the time it really needs to work.
I call my design the J1 Copper button Pusher. If you have the time and inclination, I encourage you to make one for yourself. You don’t have to spend lots of money to be safe. The materials cost is just a few dollars. I’ll be making a more concise video for my YouTube channel about making one.
However, I understand that many people lack the time and/or inclination to go the DIY route. That being the case, I have begun making them for sale. I added a few dollars for my time. The price is $10.00 + Shipping at my new ETSY STORE.
Speaking of my YouTube channel, I’m going to be making videos on subjects that interest me. Being autistic, I’ve always been reluctant to put myself out there in front of people. This blog has helped, but I think it’s time to take the next step and add a visual element. Naturally, I hope you’ll subscribe and help me build the channel.
I’ll be trying to keep the videos short. I tend to tangent a lot, which is common for autistics. Setting a duration limit for myself will be a good practice.
Click HERE to check out the channel. It’s pretty thin right now, but videos are coming.
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