Starting in Log #7, I detailed the process of using my hacked hoverboard to add a power drive to a commercial "Stander".
In this log, I want to shift to the other end of the spectrum: a complete DIY Mobility device, based on the same Hoverboard Hack. I'm trying to develop ideas that can be implemented without a large outlay of cash, so this one is based on hardware that the family of the impaired child should already have: An automotive car seat.
My idea was to build a simple frame that would allow a car seat to be mounted to a hover-board, and add a caster to provide a third balance point. I would use small cargo straps to attaching the hover-board to the frame and the seat, so it would just take a bit of creativity to adapt to a specific seat.
I'm still working on my bluetooth joystick design, so I tested out my prototype HoverChair with my Prototype BluJoy joystick.