Introduction: Go Baby Go - Joystick Controlled Powered Device

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Our goal is for a driving device for children with limited mobility.



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Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials

Materials

1 - Baby Cart - http://sdyotoy.en.alibaba.com/product/292976254-200963327/CE_Baby_Walker_Beep_car.html
2 - Robot Control - http://www.robotshop.com/makeblock-configurable-4wd-robot-kit-gold-3.html
3 - Joystick - http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/4R182S1E5500/679-1408-ND/1280474?WT.mc_id=PLA_1280474&gclid=CJCGx8HwibUCFYLd4AodEDIA5w
4 - Motor Controller - http://www.basicmicro.com/RoboClaw-2x5A_p_47.html

Step 2: Connection

Connect and Wire
(Work in progress)

Step 3: Try With Kid!

Put kid in and see what happens!
(Hopefully makes friends!)

Comments

Ranie-K (author)2013-01-27

Have you made this? Are you Kathy F. Atkinson? If not, you should ask her permission to use it here and credit her properly.

Parrhesia (author)Ranie-K2013-01-28

Well, the user name is the same as the University of Delaware recruitment page for research on the device, plus the video he attempted to embed is for the same institution (both credit Cole Galloway).

At any rate, I'm looking forward to the completion of this 'ible - it would be wonderful for parents to be able to make this at home to help their children explore a little more independently :)

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