How To Make A Stair Climbing Wheelchair At Home?

How To Make A Stair Climbing Wheelchair At Home

To make a Stair climbing wheelchair at home you will need some necessary equipment and parts like Iron Rod, Nut, and Bolts, Bearings, steel sheet, a three-wheel supporting system, and some workshop equipments.

We have come so forward in our lives, 100 or 150 years back would anyone have ever thought of something like a wheelchair that can climb stairs.

People in wheelchairs find it difficult to climb staircases in case there is no ramp or lift in the house.

But now in today’s time that’s not necessary anymore.

We have what is called a Stair Climbing Wheelchair.

There are a lot of companies manufacturing automatic stair-climbing wheelchairs, but they can be a little costly for a lot of us.

Therefore in this article, I have mention ways one can make a stair climbing machine at home.

Parts Necessary To Make a Stair Climbing Wheelchair

Three Wheel supporting system for wheelchair
Three Wheel supporting system
  • Iron Rod
  • Nut and Bolts
  • Bearings
  • Mild steel sheet
  • Three Wheel supporting system

Important Workshops Equipments required to Build a Stair Climbing Wheelchair

Parts Necessary To Make a Stair Climbing Wheelchair
  • Welding
  • Carpentry
  • sheet metal
  • Fitting
  • Fillings
  • Painting

Step by Step instructions to make a Stair Climbing Chair

how to make a stair-climbing wheelchair

To make the wheelchair we first need to cut the Iron Rods then Weld them accordingly, and also cut other parts as per the size of the wheelchair.

The three-wheel supporting system is the heart of a wheelchair and is made up of a three-millimeter mild steel sheet you can also use a three-millimeter aluminum sheet.

However, it might be possible that it could not match the load and hence can bend and therefore mild steel sheet will best be suited for this process.

This part is one of the hardest parts to make as it had to be hand-cut using a hacksaw.

The three-wheel supporting system is an important part of the making and first, we need to understand its working principle- when one wheel is in contact with a particular cell the supporting system forces the wheel that is in the air to land on the second set.

So as to ensure that there are two spares of wheels on any given cell at any point in time.

So this is how you can make a stair-climbing wheelchair. But make sure to be careful and make this in presence of an expert.

Watch this video to better understand the process.

Also Read: Folding v/s Rigid Wheelchair

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How can people in wheelchairs climb stairs?

People can move up and down the stairs with the help of a wheelchair specially designed for it, known as Stair Climbing Wheelchairs.

Q2. How much does a wheelchair stair lift cost?

A stair lift can cost between $2,000 and $6,500.

Q3. How wide do stairs have to be for a stairlift or stair climbing wheelchair?

Nowadays stair-climbing wheelchairs are very flexible when it comes to the space required, still, a stairlift can be installed on a staircase that’s at least 28-30 inches wide.

The Bottom Line

I hope we have helped you understand how to make a stair climbing wheelchair at home by yourself. Making a stair climbing chair requires a lot of skills, it is not an easy process.

Still if one has some idea about the different parts and workshop equipment then one can definitely make a stair climbing wheelchair on their own.

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