We are proud of the 4 Wheaton College students, Bradley, Michael, Noah, and Dean who came up with a dual gear system, a creative solution to a complex gear issue for hand-pedaled trikes. Below are a couple pages of their report. Clicking here you can read the complete final project.
His Wheels International’s December 2016, Update
In this issue Alice attempts to answer this question. “Where does His Wheels find their ministry contacts and partners?”
Christmas holds the mysterious answer to this question. If you want to know more, we encourage you to read the December newsletter 2016.
From the HWI team to your family we pray that as you ponder the mystery of the Christ Child this Christmas season you will be filled with blessing and hope.
Today I, Alice, from HWI met with Cara, who is part of Safari Seat, for an introductory meeting. Thanks to Skype I was able to be in my home in the USA and Cara in England. Through our discussion we discovered many common goals between our two organizations.
- Providing a mobility product for those with lower extremity disabilities.
- Helping to find ways for those in under developed parts of the world to be able to build the product.
- Providing the product design as an open source model.
It is encouraging and energizing to collaborate with those doing similar mobility development work who share some of the same goals. We look forward to continuing to build a development mobility collaboration, one connection at a time, sharing our resources, learning from each other, and working together.
DOTT-Compact Trike 2-Box Size Specifications
Large box Dimensions: 40 by 19 by 11 inches 52 pounds weight.
This weight can be under 50 pounds without any problem.
The box includes:
- Two rear wheels
- Seat back assembly
Small box Dimensions: 30 by 15 by 15 inches. It weighs 33 pounds.
This box could be heavier and the other one lighter.
The box usually includes:
- The front wheel and axle
- Front fork assembly
- Crank assembly with pedals
- Foot rest assembly
These sizes, weights and cost of $85 are based on a trike shipped in August 2016 from IL to GA via UPS Ground Residential.
Today HWI experienced the words written in a Christian worship song.”It only takes a spark to get a fire going.” One spark came in April as Alice spoke at a Lion’s Club meeting. Another spark came as one of the men attending runs weekly with a scholar from Haiti who has a heart for the disabled. The scholar has engineering in his background and realizes there is both the physical “light” needed along with sharing the spiritual “light.” Oh and how about all the prayers thatt HWI has prayed for a connection in Haiti after the earthquakes years ago. Well I’m not sure how God will use our divine encounter today in using transportation for transformation but we will watch and pray with great anticipation.
His Wheels International’s August, 2016, Update
Thanks for your interest in His Wheels International. Attached you will find our August, 2016, Newsletter.
Below is an overview of the latest news from us.
The August, 2016, Newsletter can be read online at http://www.hiswheels.org/newsletters/2016-newsletters/
The Pakistan Accessible Design Challenge was a big success. They had 60 design entries. You can view the top thirty here. Alice was part of the International judging board that picked the final design. http://www.pakwheels.com/blog/top-30-cycle-designs-submitted-at-pakwheels-partnered-nowpdp-competition/
Abilities.com “The resource for the disability community,” featured Alice’s story. http://www.abilities.com/community/cycles-of-life.html
Mission Unstoppable: Listen to the podcast, where radio host Frankie Picasso interviewed Alice Teisan. https://soundcloud.com/hiswheels/mission-unstoppable-live-2016-07-19
There’s still more in the newsletter so take a look.
Thanks for your part in the ministry of His Wheels International.
Listen live on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm EST, to Mission Unstoppable, as radio host Frankie Picasso interviews Alice Teisan. Listeners can tune in by going to www.toginet.com and clicking on the ‘LISTEN LIVE’ button on the upper right corner during the live broadcast. You can listen to it either from the show page, www.thegoodradionetwork.com, or 48 hours later from www.itunes.com. (more…)
Our HWI team was honored to have the unique and outstanding opportunity to participate on this Pakistan Contests international judging board for NOWPDP
The contest received sixty design entries. The NOWPDP team then picked the top ten designs for the international judging board to evaluate. The presentation of each entry was of professional quality and a gift of education and awareness for those with lower limb disabilities and to the hand-cycle world.
This opportunity helped us crystalize our purpose, while combining over 50 years of trike experience in evaluating the ten accessible designs. Our evaluation team consisted of eight members including our design engineer, physical therapist, bicycle mechanic, along with a couple students and Messiah College’s Burkina Faso trike project coordinator.
Congratulations to Taufeeq Elahi Diju Winner reported in Dawn, who had the winning desing, Orbis 3.
Pakwheels. com top 30 NOWPDP cycle designs