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  Welcome to week 19 of the Design Challenge series here at Element14! This week is all about the Make Life Accessible Design Challenge which is in its fourth week of competition. There is a lot of progress being made across several projects, and it’s still anyone’s guess on who may emerge as an early frontrunner. If you have not had the chance to check out the challengers and their projects, head over to the official landing page for a listing of each!     Last ...
This week was mostly pondering mechanical issues and doing some metal bashing, although I did do some more parts ordering as well. I managed to scrounge a very old bicycle which is small enough that I can bend the frame - with a little persuasion from a big hammer. You can see the results of all the hacking below. This means the critical bearings for both axes of rotation are complete - it would have been a much larger task if the bike idea didn't pan out. I still need to chop the handlebars, ...