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Simon Burfield's 'The Lego Wheelchair' is Plastic

By: Jordy Eleni - Published: Aug 1, 2012 • References: blog.makezine and gizmodo
Simon Burfield's 'The Lego Wheelchair' brandishes a novel way to incorporate small blocks of plastic. A series of grey and orange pieces have been used here to create a full on method of transport for the disabled, and despite its plastic composition, it can actually support up to 200 pounds.

Burfield produced his Lego Wheelchair in association with Rotacaster, a company that specializes in wheels, robotics, and multi-directional designs. Its scientists have helped to make the design turn left, right, forwards and backwards, making it a rather practical product.

Six Lego Minstorm NXT computer systems control the entire machine. The collaborations between Burfield and independent tech associations have enabled this engineering project to become relevant for both the health care world and for creative architects.