This is the blog of Nick Fryer. I am a 36-year-old maker with a keen interest in how Robotics could be used to help disabled people. I also suffer from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, I hope one day to develop a powered exoskeleton that would give people greater mobility than a wheelchair. This blog has recently been hijacked by Nick's identical twin brother Chris - he also has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
I've got a couple of old wheelchairs that I want to re-purpose into
robots the first one is my old wheelchair it's about 20 years old. The
other one is an old one picked up when a friend of mine upgrade his
The best thing is they both use the same
controller, so once I figure out how to get one working the other should
be easy. I plan on using an Arduino with a radio receiver shield to
output to the wheelchair controler. I'm very inexperienced with this
sort of stuff so it should be interesting.