Jacy is a staunch advocate for ‘independent living’. A writer, motivational speaker, mentor, and philanthropist, Jacy also runs her own chaperone-travel-buddy service. Born with Cerebral Palsy (CP) means Jacy lives with long-term hearing, speech, and muscle dexterity impairments, but Jacy doesn’t like to let these things deter her from being an independent and inspirational woman. So, when Jacy called wanting TADSA to help find a practical solution to help her independently lift and transport her wheelie bins all the way to the bin collection point down the street and back, technical volunteers Bruce and John came up with a fantastic, functional bin-carrier trolley.
It all started with a 3D printed model allowing both the TADSA volunteers and the client to visualise how a custom solution might be developed.
The bin lifter is supported by a hydraulic jack providing a quick means of lifting loads without any strain on the back. Jacy need only to exert minimal pumping action to raise the bin, release the small handle to lock the bin in and do the reverse when placing her bins back. Two sets of hooks are welded to the top of the carrier to attach varying heights of bins.
Jacy who is a girl for vibrant colours wanted the bin trolley in bright pink and what’s more, it’s fully customized with her name imprinted on the vertical bar! She was on cloud nine when she tried the colourful bin dozer for the first time and kept saying it’s easier than pushing a shopping trolley.
Watch the 5 minute manufacture video here: