File this under: cool LEGO Mindstorms creations. Geek and brick master Simon “Burf” Burfield has built the world’s first motorized LEGO wheelchair. At 44-pounds, it was made “from six Lego Mindstorms NXTs, 12 Mindstorms motors, 12 Lego Mindstorms touch sensors, 12 Rotacaster mult-directional wheels and a ‘whole load of Lego Technic.'” Continue reading for a video and more information.
It’s not the fastest wheelchair available, but where it falls short in speed, it makes up in carrying capacity. Burf says that his Lego wheelchair can carry a 90kg person (198 pound). Right now, the wheelchair is driven by a four-direction joystick, but Burf hopes to get Bluetooth working so that it can be controlled by an Android device.