Jun 132018
 
Tailgate closer The client was unable to reach up to close the tailgate of her car. It was not possible to add a strap (as used on this solution) because the car is leased (the client was unhappy to drill fixing holes) and there are no convenient existing screws to use.

A simple foam-covered hook was made which engages with the door handle.

Berkshire Panel Job BK2018/46.

Berks.CaseOfficer@remapgroups.org.uk

 June 13, 2018  Posted by at 09:08 Transport Comments Off on BK2018/46 – Car tailgate closer
Jun 072018
 
20180516_134512 A Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) school uses a small tractor to tow a powered machine for picking up horse droppings. Its speed needs to be controlled remotely by the tractor driver.

The speed control lever is mounted on the tractor with plastic pipe clips which allows it to be detached easily when necessary.

Berkshire Panel Job BK2018/48.

Berks.CaseOfficer@remapgroups.org.uk

 June 7, 2018  Posted by at 15:08 Children's Equipment - Development and Play Comments Off on BK2018/48 – RDA trailer remote speed control
Jun 072018
 
Cue Rest
One-hander snooker rest
Copy by Berkshire Panel
A one-handed snooker player required a rest for his cue that could allow him to play his shots, but also be easy to move one-handed about the table.

This simple rest was made from a bracket usually used as a centre support for a wardrobe rail. The ring allows the rest to be positioned using the cue. The cut-outs allow it to be placed close to the ball without compromising stability.

Derby, Burton & District Panel

 June 7, 2018  Posted by at 14:47 Leisure Activities Comments Off on One-handed snooker rest
Jun 022018
 
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A wheelchair basketball club frequently damage their wheels and find it difficult and expensive to get them straightened at bicycle repair shops, whose jig are made for bicycles which have different spindles from wheelchairs.

A simple jig was made that can be stored and transported easily and used while seated (unlike bicycle jigs which are floor mounted for use by someone standing). The out-of-true is indicated by the adjustable plastic finger in contact with the wheel rim to identify which spoke(s) need adjusting.

Berkshire Panel Job BK2018/33

Berks.CaseOfficer@remapgroups.org.uk

 June 2, 2018  Posted by at 09:58 Sport Comments Off on BK2018/33 – Wheelchair wheel straightening jig