Intro: Accessible Scooter With Putt-putt Attachment
This is a portable stander with an attachment to be able to play putt putt.
My youngest son has Muscular Dystrophy and has very weak muscles.
I originally made a scooter for him, and when my older son wanted to play putt-putt, thought of a way to expand the idea so we could all play together.
It uses 1-1/4" PVC pipe for the framing, 3/4" PVC pipe for the putter, a scrap piece of shelving to stand on, scrap material for the seat, and hose clamps and carabiners to attach the seat to the frame.
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Step 1: The Scooter Frame
First step is to make the scooter...
1. Cut 4 pieces of 1-1/4" pipe to make a square. I made mine 12" inches long.
2. Cut 4 pieces of 1-14" pipe for the legs. Make the height comfortable for whoever will be using it.
3. Connect together with 4-way slip connectors.
4. Add caster wheels -- I got the fittings here: http://www.formufit.com/1-1-4-7-16-pvc-caster-pipe-cap/
The wheels I got from HomeDepot
Step 2: The Scooter Top
1. Flip frame over on top of the wood to be used as the seat.
2. Draw around the pipe frame.
3. Cut-out using a jigsaw.
Step 3: Scooter Arms
1. At this point, add arms using 1-14" pipe and elbow joints if you want to use this as a scooter.
Step 4: Stander Attachment
1. Add 4 1-1/4" pipes to the four corners.
My height was 2 ft to make it chest high.
Step 5: The Seat
I made a pattern out of paper to start out with. I mostly guessed at the size. I measured my son across his rear to guess at the large width dimension.
I used the pattern to cut two layers of scrap material I had and I sewed it together.
I flipped the tabs down to make loops and sewed back and forth many times to hopefully make the seam strong.
Step 6: Seat Assembly
1. The seat frame is built just like the scooter frame except that 3-way fittings are used at the corners instead of 4-way fittings. Again, the frame is made with 12" 1-1/4" piping.
2. Carabiners go through the loops of the fabric seat.
3. Hose clamps are used to fasten the carabiners to the frame.
Step 7: Putt-putt Assembly
1. Make a putter using 3/4" PVC pipe and an elbow fitting
2. Drill a hole in the frame and the putter.
3. Connect to the frame using a bolt and nut -- Note that I put a spacer (using PVC pipe) between the putter and the frame so the putter doesn't scrape up against the frame.