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Assistive Technology



Wire Stripping Techniques

“This skill should not be overlooked, as it too can be easy or frustrating. I remember my very first microswitch workshop with my head filled full of grandiose ideas. Instead, we spent the majority of the time just teaching the class how to strip wires.”
— Jon Turnquist, MOL, OTR/L, ATP, Director, Assistive Technology Services and Lab, Occupational Therapy Department,  St. Ambrose University

Cautions and Warnings

  • Always use safety glasses
  • Use lead-free solder
  • Never pass the soldering iron to another person; always place it back in the holder
  • Don't "talk" with your hands when holding the soldering iron
  • ONLY ADAPT BATTERY-POWERED EQUIPMENT (working with line voltage, i.e. 110Volts AC, is extremely dangerous to you and your clients)
  • Disclaimer of liability

With respect to the information provided in this video, neither St. Ambrose University nor Jon Turnquist, make any warranty, expressed or implied, and will not assume any legal liability, or responsibility for the use or misuse of the information provided. Please use this information wisely and carefully.