DIY show-host creates hands-free wheelchair attachment for expectant father


Engadget reports:

Ben Heck may have cut his teeth on hacked gaming consoles, but these days, the modder-turned-show-host has turned a good deal of his focus to projects aimed at improving accessibility and mobility for the disabled. The latest episode of the Ben Heck Show offers up the perfect example of this noble pursuit, built when an expectant father came to him requesting a wheelchair that could be controlled while caring for his newborn. Heck designed a motor assembly add-on for Josh Benhart’s chair with a foot-controlled joystick that lives under a 3D printed dome. Given a short amount of lead, Heck, sadly, wasn’t able to complete the project in time, though you can check out his progress in the video.

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  1. Pingback: DIY guy creates single-handed PS4 controller for disabled gamers | I Think Differently

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