A 2-year-old couldn’t walk on his own. So a high school robotics team built him a customized toy car Due to a genetic condition, Cillian Jackson, 2, can’t walk. But the Minnesota boy now motors around in style, thanks to some enterprising students at his local high school. Thanks to some Farmington High School students, Cillian Jackson gets around more easily. It all started when Cillian’s physical therapist told his parents about a program called Go Baby Go, which provides modified toy cars to children with limited mobility. They looked into it, but there wasn’t a Go Baby Go chapter near the Jackson family’s home in Farmington. And motorized wheelchairs can cost more than $1,000. So the parents turned to the robotics team at Farmington High School and asked if the students would be willing to take on the project. The students accepted the challenge. Using plans and models from Go Baby Go, they got to work, modifying a Power Wheels toy car to fit little Cillian and give him more freedom in his movements. Farmington High School freshman Alex Treakle, working on the car, said he was glad he could help. The students wrote code to hack the toy… Read full this story
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