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Fast and Not Furious

  • Luiz Lopes Lemos Junior
  • Fábio Evangelista Santana
  • Fernando Antonio Forcellini
  • Luiz Fernando Vaseak Machado
  • João Paulo Castilho
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8510)

Abstract

Two projects sequentially made planed and constructed of a wheelchair-low-cost and a car to run at the academic Gravity Racing Championship. The intention of them is provide to the Brazilian market a more durable and cheaper standard manual wheelchair and a racing car to access for a wheelchair and its driver. They were designed in CAD program for product engineering (modeling in 3 axis). The mechanical elements of movements were bought and retrofitted to the innovative structures. As the racing car was a 4 wheels model, the steering was inspired in the same used in kart models and the breaks and wheels were cycling components. The loading and unloading system was made by the driver without assistance of anyone (a ramp helps the person to load the wheelchair in the car and the person set the ramp up for safety). The car was not equipped with any propulsion equipment because the championship rules admit only the influence of gravity.

Keywords

Wheelchair Mechanical Construction Racing Car for Wheelchair Vehicle for Wheelchair Mechanical Manufacturing Paraplegia 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Luiz Lopes Lemos Junior
    • 1
  • Fábio Evangelista Santana
    • 2
  • Fernando Antonio Forcellini
    • 3
  • Luiz Fernando Vaseak Machado
    • 1
  • João Paulo Castilho
    • 1
  1. 1.IFSCXanxerêBrazil
  2. 2.IFSCAraranguáBrazil
  3. 3.EMC-UFSCCampus UniversitárioFlorianópolisBrazil

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