The heart of the Geeks vs. Geeks challenge is building cool cars for kids with movement limitations. We are seeking ten to twenty teams – composed of three to five brave geeks – who are prepared to customize toy, electric cars for these kids. During the kickoff event, we will teach you all we know about designing and building these cars. You will receive a bio about your “adopted” child and meet his/her family.
Then, you will have about six weeks to choose the car that best fits your child’s needs, come up with a plan for making that car fit your kid perfectly and choose the parts you need. We will order the car and parts for you. If you like, we can deliver the car to you prior to the Build Event so that you can tinker with it prior to the Build. Then, we will meet to build out the cars.
The Build Event is a blast! Your child’s family will send a rep to help you tailor your car. Physical therapists will be on hand to guide you through key decisions. Hardware and software mentors will be available to pitch in and help as needed. For two days, we will dive deep into car design and modification. Then, on Sunday afternoon, the kids will arrive to test drive their cars. You will have an hour or so to tweak anything that needs refinement. Then, the kids are off to race their cars at home, and we hand out awards. We assure you that you'll feel like a true Super Geek when this event is done!
- To learn more about the Geeks vs. Geeks program, click here.
- To learn more about the designing and building a car, click here.