The Scooter Project
One day toward the end of the summer, an old, broken-down scooter mysteriously appeared outside The Idea Lab. We put the challenge out to the students: get this thing to run, find a new purpose for it, help it meet some kind of human need. Two adroit students stepped up, found a kindred mechanic spirit in Mr. Tritico and thus was born The Scooter Project.
We embrace failure in The Idea Lab, and there was plenty of it on this project. See the timeline below to get a full sense of what it means to bring a scooter back from the dead and to re-design it to better meet the needs of drivers.
Scooter Project Timeline
WAITED FOR PART (3 weeks). Team became increasingly frustrated, as there was little to do until the part arrived
All photos were taken by Levi Thompson.