UCF physical therapy faculty members and students, administrators and engineering students, along with family and community members, participated in the second UCF GoBabyGo workshop on Dec. 4.
Community members retrofit motorized toy cars for young children with special needs.
For this event, teams worked with motorized convertible cars like this Lighting McQueen-inspired model from Disney’s Cars.
With volunteer Byron Clerx, director of UCF’s School of Visual Arts and Design, 2-year-old Levi spins the wheels on a homemade wheelchair while waiting for his car to be ready.
In many cases, the smiles of parents were as large as their children.
The event also gave the children an opportunity to interact.
In total, 16 off-the-shelf toy cars were modified using readily available parts.