Williamston High School

Williamston, MI
Unlocking device to help children with neurodevelopmental disablities in schools

The Williamston High School InvenTeam created a device to help students with autism or neurodevelopmental disabilities to open their lockers. This portable device will not alter the locker, unlike existing locker-assisting devices. It contains a 12V rechargeable battery, along with a stepper motor and a control board that assist with the precise turning of the locker dial. The device also contains an accelerometer that allows the student to attach it in any position, and uses optical character recognition (OCR) technology to recognize the starting position before the combination sequence begins.


June 24, 2016

June Video!

June 1, 2016

May Video!

May 1, 2016

April Video!

April 1, 2016

On March 1st, Williamston once again awakened to news that is usually cause for rejoice: a truly beautiful snow day.

February 29, 2016

It was love at first sight when we first saw our new and improved HANDL device with a total makeover in brand new housing.  Seriously, it’s like night and day, are we right?

January 30, 2016

It was January 12th.  The students of Williamston woke up feeling excitement in the air: it was our first snow day of the year, a sacred part (and silver lining) of growing up with blustery Michigan winters.

December 28, 2015

The InvenTeam received a very exciting gift this Holiday season.

November 27, 2015

Nothing says “best InvenTeammates ever!” like a good old-fashioned paintball battle, which is exactly what we found out this August.