The wheel up chair was my first project as a youth teacher. our inspiration from the videogame “Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker”, for the character, Huey, had a wheelchair that could ascend and descend staircases. our chair, like Huey’s, was supposed to help those in wheelchairs gain the ability to climb up sidewalk curbs and steps. To do so, we designed a wheel chassis that was able to climb over sidewalk curbs and small steps.
The chair, being a prototype, was made at 1/3 the scale of a real wheelchair.
The chair was completed before the project expo, but was destroyed the day before. An entire night was then spent rebuilding the chair (the chair above). As a part of the series of unfortunate events, the chair did break again while presenting it to it’s first audience.
The project page is here