Accessible Scooter With Putt-Putt Attachment

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To provide support during a recreational game of putt-putt golf.

PREPPARATION:

Step 1: Make the scooter frame
1. Cut 4 pieces of 1-1/4 inch pipe to make a square.
2. Cut 4 pieces of 1-14 inches pipe for the legs. Make the height comfortable for whoever will be using it.
3. Connect together with 4-way slip connectors.
4. Add caster wheels -- I got the fittings here: http://www.formufit.com/1-1-4-7-16-pvc-caster-pipe-cap/

Step 2: The Scooter Top
1. Flip frame over on top of the wood to be used as the seat.
2. Draw around the pipe frame.
3. Cut-out using a jigsaw.

Step 3: Scooter Arms
1.At this point, add arms using 1-14 inch pipe and elbow joints if you want to use this as a scooter.

Step 4: Stander Attachment
1. Add 4 1-1/4 inch pipes to the four corners.

Step 5: The Seat
I made a pattern out of paper to start out with. I mostly guessed at the size. I measured my son across his rear to guess at the large width dimension.
I used the pattern to cut two layers of scrap material I had and I sewed it together.
I flipped the tabs down to make loops and sewed back and forth many times to hopefully make the seam strong.

Step 6: Seat assembly
1. The seat frame is built just like the scooter frame except that 3-way fittings are used at the corners instead of 4-way fittings. Again, the frame is made with 12 inch 1-1/4 inch piping.
2. Carabiners go through the loops of the fabric seat.
3. Hose clamps are used to fasten the carabiners to the frame.

Step 7: Putt-Putt assembly
1. Make a putter using ¾ inch PVC pipe and an elbow fitting
2. Drill a hole in the frame and the putter.
3. Connect to the frame using a bolt and nut -- Note that I put a spacer (using PVC pipe) between the putter and the frame so the putter doesn't scrape up against the frame

Author: by gluckc
jenmadeit.com

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