Remote SuperSoakers
What’s an annual picnic without squirt guns? Wheelchair mounted SuperSoakers with remote switches allowed everyone to take part in getting a little wet.
Remote SuperSoakers
What’s an annual picnic without squirt guns? Wheelchair mounted SuperSoakers with remote switches allowed everyone to take part in getting a little wet.
Remote SuperSoakers
What’s an annual picnic without squirt guns? Wheelchair mounted SuperSoakers with remote switches allowed everyone to take part in getting a little wet.
 

Remote SuperSoakers

Client: United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati age: 25
Volunteers: Dave Barringer,
Project Number: 20130610
Delivery Date: August 30 2013

Project Summary

The adults that attend our day program were interested in having a squirt gun fight at our annual summer picnic. Due to physical limitations caused by a variety of disabilities they were unable to hold the squirt guns and also unable to independently activate the trigger. Dave Hacked the electronics in a particular squirt gun and made them mountable to our member's wheelchairs!

Request/Hurdle

We are no longer able to use latex in our building due to participant allergies. For years, every summer, the participants have had catapult mounted water balloon activities but can no longer do this as it uses latex balloons.

Switch activated super soakers will allow our participants to engage in summer fun. Having the super soaker be wheelchair mounted will allow for partnering opportunities with staff and other participants.

Many of our participants face physical challenges preventing them from holding or activating the trigger on the super soaker. But they can gleefully press a switch.

For some of our participants, the super soaker will need to be wheelchair mounted for them to be truly independent while using the soaker as they lack the ability to hold the device.

 

 

The Outcome

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