…is what Ada said when she sat on it :)
Here it is, the first full size prototype of the wheelchair seat:
I realise that it looks just a slightly scrappy ;) but that’s fine; this is just a tool for collecting measurements for the actual mountain wheelchair.
I can then take photographs and measurements and use them in the 3D environment to make sure the mountain wheelchair concept drawings have the correct dimensions:
Getting the correct dimensions for the mountain wheelchair
The next step is to tweak the design to suit and then, carrying on with the pvc pipe, continue building a life-size model of the wheelchair.
I’ve been feeling really run down over the last few weeks and today was no exception. Despite being ill I spent the day sat at the computer redesigning the prototype to include the differential mechanism which keeps the centre of the vehicle level, and added a seat just because it looks cool and helps to get Ada enthused. By the end of the day the new parts were being printed which also included some chunky tyres :)
3D Computer Drawing
Bucket seat being printed
Printing off some chunky tyres
Thanks to Staffert for his Bevel Gear assembly, DCHCustoms for the cool RC bucket seat and Palmiga for the OpenRC Tyres.