Intro: Wheelchair Mobile
This project was to build a toy mobile for use on an electric wheelchair.
The aim was to be able to hang a few soft toys in front of a young child.
The final product worked, but was possibly a bit over complicated. In retrospect I am not sure I would build this the same way if I did it again.
This instructable has been written by a member of the KW Remap panel.
Step 1: Parts
The main parts of the mobile were flexible coolant pipe and some 3D prints.
Additional items required were; wire for stiffening, heat shrink, dual lock, cable ties and some small carabiners.
The 3D printed parts included a central piece to hang toys off, and two side mounting plates.
Attachment to the wheel chair was made easier in this case, as the wheel chair had a small table to which side walls had already been added. To attach the mobile "Dual Lock" was used (Dual Lock is like super strong Velcro).
I used Rigid ink PLA for the 3D prints, .stl files provided.
Step 2: Coolant Pipe
The flexible coolant pipe had to be stiffened with some thick copper wire fed through the middle.
Step 3: Assembly
Cable ties were used to attach the pipe to the 3D prints, then heat shrink was put over the top to make sure there were no sharp edges.