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Watch These Makers Transform a Wheelchair into an Interactive Bumblebee Costume

Watch These Makers Transform a Wheelchair into an Interactive Bumblebee Costume

Central Florida Maker groups use their diverse skills to create an interactive Bumblebee costume in only 3 weeks for a Magic Wheelchair recipient.

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RC Garbage Bin

Take Out the Trash from Your Couch with an R/C Bin

Say goodbye to the drudgery of rolling your garbage bin out to the curb. With Colin Furze’s remote controlled “wheelie bin”, you can (safely?) pilot your vile waste to the curb from the warm comfort of home. [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUpzC1QP8z4] I love this idea, but let’s be honest, Colin’s design is more of an expensive practical joke […]

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Joe Olson’s DIY-Enabled Wheelchair

Joe Olson’s DIY-Enabled Wheelchair

Joe Olson is disabled but he’s also a maker with DIYability, a term used by John Schimmel on a website of that name for do-it-yourself “assistive technology.” I met Joe at the DC Mini Maker Faire on June 8. He has been in a wheelchair since 1999 when, just out of high school, he broke […]

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