What started as a class project turned into an award-winning invention for a group of University of Virginia students. The engineering students created a solar-powered wheelchair.
Alper Sirvan’s life just got a little bit easier. He has cerebral palsy and lives in Turkey. He has never met the students who built the solar-powered wheelchair but he’s benefiting from the group’s success firsthand.
Waldron says the group had to tear down the wheelchair four times before they finally got it right. Group members say they look forward to sending the finished project off to Turkey so Sirvan can use it. - Read more and watch the video www.nbc29.com
I have got to admit, this is pretty awesome! When I was in college, most of my “class projects” consisted of fighting off the multiple hangovers long enough to pay attention in class. I’m pretty sure someone already invented something to help that. Coffee, energy drinks, crack. Darn it! All the good inventions have already been taken!