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By Anna Brett
The Columbia Missourian 

Columbia workshop brings together 'hackers and makers'

 

August 11, 2017



COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Matt Little bought an old, motorized wheelchair online, detached it from its base, hooked it up to a remote controller and attached it to a lawn mower.

Now, he has a remote control lawnmower. In his first test, the motor control was backward, so the modified wheelchair base reversed straight back into the work table, he said.

He hopes to modify it so it can run autonomously, without a remote control or a person pushing it, and can be attached to other equipment like snow blowers.

To work out the kinks and test new ideas, Little takes advantage of the equipment, work s...



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