Proposed 4x4 Tesla Model S ride-on toy that will let kids with disabilities enjoy summer.
Hadley has spina bifida and couldn't drive with the original two-handed, tank-style controls. Her parents contacted Firestorm Robotics (previously Etowah Electric Eagles) about creating an off-road wheelchair so their daughter could play outdoors.
She is Kessley Hales, the daughter of a Holly Springs police officer. She has cerebral palsy and needed the security of a seat harness. We retrofitted her favorite pink car seat and prewired the charger, so her mom didn't have to remove the seat to recharge the battery. We added blue ground effects lighting so she will be more visible at night. Don't you think it looks like it came out of the factory that way?
December 2019 - Firestorm Robotics made four more wheelchairs and presented them to the young drivers during the annual Holiday Lights of Hope at Hobgood Park. We added parental-override remotes on these that later became standard on all the wheelchairs we make. This was made possible by donations from Cobb EMC Edu and the Rotary District Grant. It was the first district grant ever awarded to an Interact Club.
Go Baby Go is a ride-on program at the University of Delaware that builds cars for children with disabilities. It has hundreds of chapters worldwide, but having our own makerspace allowed Firestorm Robotics to innovate and customize the wheelchairs to the needs of every family.
We plan to restart this project in the near future. For the meantime, send us a message.