RC Power Wheels Project for a Disabled Child
"Stories like this are why we started this business with actuators, so that it might just be used to improve the quality of life for even just one person." - Robbie Dickson, CEO
The staff here at Firgelli Automations all have a soft spot for customer projects with noble and selfless intent. This is a build featuring a loving family and a fantastic, upbeat young man, Oliver, who just wanted a cool whip of his own. The gentlemen who posted this article for privacy reasons we will refer to by his instructables name 'Haunted Spider' and his friend, Oliver's grandfather, dedicated hours of build time and planning to overcome engineering obstacles to pave the way for others who want to do the same for their loved one with a disability. Oliver was born with cerebral palsy, which made it difficult to control such a machine on his own, so his father would control the RC Jeep for him so he can enjoy cruising around the neighborhood solo. Please take a moment to read this article, it isn't just heartwarming, it could be inspiration for you or someone you know.
For those of you looking for the actuator used in this instructables, you can find it by going to the product page for the feedback rod actuator.