Machines Room has a new resident, all the way from Shenzhen, China!

On Tuesday Disrupt Disability welcomed Kang Cheng to Machines Room as part of the Hello Shenzhen maker residency programme.

Kang is a 3D printing specialist and Techincal Director at Zealfull Tech, and is joining us at Machines Room until the end of March. During his time here, Kang will be working with Disrupt Disability to design and prototype a core ‘hub’ for a wheelchair.

Disrupt Disability are exploring how makerspaces can be used to connect wheelchair users directly to the design and manufacturing process of making wheelchairs.

During his residency, Kang will be working closely with Disrupt Disability’s Founder Rachael Wallach to develop a wheelchair hub with a set of standardised interfaces which could then be used to enable wheelchair users to customise and create individual wheelchair components.

Machines Room is one of seven UK makerspaces selected to host the Hello Shenzhen programme, sponsored by the British Council.