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You might ask yourself, "Why would anyone mount dual Nerf machine guns on a wheelchair, and hack it to fire them from the drive controls?"
I might ask you why you hate fun.
The guns can be fired by any drive control connected to the chair. Joystick, head array, chin/mouth stick, sip and puff, single switch, etc. Pick your poison.
I used an Invacare wheelchair with Mark VI electronics, but this can be done with any power wheelchair that can use an "ECU 1/2" or "ECU 3/4" box. (These connect to the chair's electronics and have two 9-pin D-sub ports for output. They are commonly used for controlling speech generating devices or computers.)
That's it! Now, tap your mode switch (or whatever you have to do with your brand of wheelchair) to switch into ECU mode, and move your joystick (or whatever drive control you use). You are now driving an AH-64 Apache attack wheelchair. Paint some shark teeth on that beast and show 'em who's boss!
If you want to try this out, I will gladly provide more details.
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