This is my 11 year old, "Booger". She had a bout with SCFE, (https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Slipped_capital_femoral_epiphysis) which landed her in a wheelchair for 3 months. These 3 months included Maker Faire NC, which we had been planning to attend for at least a couple months before this happened. Knowing we were still going to go, wheelchair be damned, we needed a way to carry the inevitable SWAG without piling it all on her lap or my back. Here is my solution. This is my first instructable, so be gentle... critical, but gentle!

Step 1: Convienience items

Since the wheelchair was rented I couldn't affix any more permanent modifications, plus a permanent attachment of the rear mount basket would have rendered the chair unable to fold. After sewing her some tush cushion and adding a way for her to tote her water bottle, it was time to figure out how to attach a milk crate to the back of the chair.
Nice, I guess my solution would have been to hang an IKEA bag on the back handles.
Not nearly as Instructable worthy or fun for that matter! ;-)
TRUE! <br>Hope your Boog's alright now :-) Good instructable :-)
I like this. How was it to push? Were you hitting it with your shins much? I have a thought for an improvement useing this as the base but it may be unnessary if this works fine. This would work great on Zoo trips for the better half without haveing to lug everything on my back =}<br>
It wasn't bad to push. I did have to be aware it was there and caught my shins a couple times. If it was used on a regular basis, you'd get used to it being there.
Ok thanks. What I'm thinking is to make a slideing type tray attached like you have it. I may need to think it thru better but thats the general idea.
I cyphered a couple of different deployments of it, but found the fixed position and sticking out a little bit worked best for me. Couldn't move it in any closer as it would have jammed it in her back, but a scaled down basket would be doable if it slid under the actual seat part. Good luck with any mods! Glad i could at least be (hopefully) a partial inspiration. Keep us posted on any build.

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