Add stabilisers to a scooter

Project  / Project number: 05-19-06  /  Status:

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The challenge

An adult scooter was required that provided stability at the rear of the scooter, so that this 16 year old child could use the scooter as a form of transport.

The solution

A standard adult scooter was supplied for us to modify

The client would never use the brake on the scooter, so that it could be discarded making room for the rear axle modification.

New wheels were purchased and an extended axle created. Stress calculations on the axle showed that it would bend under adverse conditions and that some support was needed.

A 20x5mm aluminium plate was used as the main support with a smaller 20x5mm plate bolted together, sandwiching the existing frame. 3D printed spacers encompassed the axle and filled the gap between the aluminium supports.

The 3D printed sections were made a colourful feature and new tube end stops were created to finish the fashioning.

The benefit

The child now has a means of transport that she can use.

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