One of a Kind Custom Mobility Machines for the Disabled!

Introduction: One of a Kind Custom Mobility Machines for the Disabled!

My Idea!
One of a kind Custom Mobility Machines for the disabled!

I have designed and built all kinds of machines in the past.
I designed machines for Robot Wars and built over 30 electric vehicles and devices. Currently I design and build custom wheelchairs and scooters for the disabled in my spare time. I am able to donate about six of these electric wheelchairs and scooters a year to people who are looking for something different or who cannot afford a one My idea is to use the Jack Daniels prize money to buy several pieces of equipment so I can design and build more custom wheelchairs and devices for the disabled.
Equipment I need below to take my work to the next level!
CNC plasma cutter
Upholstery machine
Small lathe
Small Paint and sandblast booth.
25K would get the equipment I need to move forward with my mission to get more chairs out to people who really need them. I have just designed and built an all-terrain six wheel drive go anywhere wheelchair with independent suspension, this chair will let a disabled person go just about anywhere they want to go at any time without help from anyone else!.
There has been a lot of interest from people in the disabled community about my work and I hope to get my all terrain chair out to them soon People are looking for chairs that reflect their personality and do not want to be seen in some medical looking device. They want to get outdoors and be independent.
They want to have pride in what they are getting around in and be seen as stylish instead of disabled. I hope by building and selling several of these all terrain chairs a year will allow me to keep designing and building one of kind wheelchairs
I want to be able to donate them to people who really need a chair but are unable to afford one I currently have a full time job and do this as a hobby. I would love to help people in wheelchairs full time.
Hopefully with Jack Daniels we could help a lot of deserving handicapped people out there.
I have a website a few tools and am ready to get to work!
Lance Greathouse

52 years old

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    Tip 1 year ago

    Hola, yo vivo en españa, en concreto en catalunya, y tengo una scooter para discapacitado, me dejó de funcionar pero llevarla a taller me cuesta mas de 650 euros , y eso si no hace falta alguna pieza, no tengo ese dinero, asi que me gustaria saber si alguien me ayuda para saber que hacer y arreglarla, pues lanecesito, yo soy discapacitado, tengo fibromialgia y fatiga cronica,ademas de oras enfermedades que no resultan de mi discapacidad para caminar, gracias de antemano si alguien me puede ayudar mi email es, un saludo


    6 years ago

    Awesome! It seem to be very interesting. I found this blog while browsing the internet regarding a comfortable wheelchair for my sister as she is suffering from temporary mobility. I also found some impressive blog which is very helpful for people with limited mobility. Really nice project! Good luck!


    7 years ago

    I have a wood lathe you can have. I don't use it anymore since I've had 4 back surgeries with 2 to go. I do tattoos as my hobby that i want to go full time. Problem is i can't sit that long of a period of more then 2 hours. My legs give out on me when i am walking or standing at any given moment. I loved to build custom furniture but i can not stand that long like i want to. The most wait i can pick up any more is about 15 pounds and that's pushing it most days. My doctors won't prescribe me an electric chair because they say i will be to depending on it. Well duh, beats hitting the floor. Any way, it's yours if you can use it to help others like me. U will have to figure out how to get it to you. I can't take it apart because it's to heave for me to try. Not worth spending another day or two in the hospital. Best of luck.
    Lee S. Niles


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Very sweet, Looks like alot more fun then some of the items out there. I have a 19 yr old daughter with some "mobility" issues. Trying to figure out something that doesn't look like a "electric wheelchair" for campus. I have an electric scooter I hoped to retrofit, but now that I have it I realize I havent a clue how to do it :-( Will keep looking at your stuff for ideas.

    I hope you win. I am Disabled and would a chair that could be used out doors. Good luck with your plans.