How to build a therapeutic trike from PVC pipe

>> Thank you for building this trike, hope this ends up [NOISE] being a wonderful experience for you We’re going to try and make it better and better here today All right. Laid out here on the table you see lots of different parts, these are all the different parts you’re going to need to acquire, [NOISE] along with toolbox [NOISE] right back here, this one is full of fittings, [NOISE] and the other one is full of pipe that I’ve already cut the link The way the instructions work on instructables You’re going to start off with some general overarching things, this tells you where you can buy all these different parts, tells you what links you need to cut them into, and it tells you just some general instructions as well as kind of a table of contents there This is the overall thing so it gives you an idea where you’re going Step number 1 is preparation This you’re going to want to do, don’t skip it and jump ahead This will keep you in the shop and take care of all the dirty stuff that needs to be taken care of, so then you’re working clean Then the idea is in each section, you build a sub-component You build each of the components, keeping on going here Then in this step, you put all those components together Steps 2-6, you’re building them and then step number 7 is putting all those together Then step number 8 is adding on the last little ones, to make it an actual finish-start trike You can see already in the pictures here this one doesn’t have the seat and this one does have the seat Things like this that’s why it’s called the finishing touches or finishing [inaudible] Anyways, then the next steps are just optional, meaning these are the ones and they’re listed in the front, that if your child or individual or the person who’s using it needs it, greatly got it At the very end is our licensing saying, don’t take this and do not and stuff [inaudible] Hope you enjoy it, we will shoot the next video In the preparation steps, step number 1 You’re going to take an adapter, you’re going to take a bearing, and you’re going to hit the adapter, [NOISE] and put the bearing inside [NOISE] Here’s an example of what we’re going for here You’ll notice that there’s a little flange on the bearing, you want it to sit nice and even with the top of the adapter when you’re done [NOISE] I’m just going to take my heat gun, and heat this up, and you just want to be patient here This takes about 25-30 seconds, and you can literally tell because the adapter will become soft You don’t want to try and force it in before it’s soft You also don’t want to heat it up with the bearing sitting on top of it, because then you just cut [inaudible] it’s out of the band See that became soft Now, I just [NOISE] pop right in there and you see, this [inaudible] The only thing you got to be careful right there is you don’t push it too far past It’s moving even with that little bit on the top of the bearing When you’re done with that, you’re going to just set it there You can do that 10 times, so get all of your adapters out and go ahead and do that for all time. We’ll see you then >> All right. Go ahead >> Next we’re going to do step number 2 We’re going to heat this T and bend it to 22 degrees [NOISE] Simple way you can do that You can get a couple of friends over [NOISE] and have them hold the two ends of the pipe [NOISE] You heat the pipe first then once it’s hot, you’ll shove those end, shove this end, and then take this and crank it on over, and you’re just using this for a lever Again, heat this up before you crank, don’t put this in and heat it up because unless it will be hot and this will just bend with it [NOISE] Because we’ve done a few of these ourselves we made our shoves [NOISE] [inaudible] and that’s what I’m going to show you [NOISE] how to do it I just put mine in this little dig [NOISE] I’m just heating up in this area right here, because this side is the side I’m going to have to stretch more, I’m going to have it stretched a little bit further, and I’m going to put a little bit more heat into it Then certain you’ll follow this so I’m going to [NOISE] put it back down in my dig [inaudible] [NOISE] Not enough, heat it a little further [NOISE] Probably would be smart to wear some gloves like I’m not doing [NOISE] Then we have a clamp right here and put that in Another great reason to [NOISE] have another pipe in these other ends is just to hold their shape as you’re doing this so that when it’s time, they don’t lose their shape either

[NOISE] Now we’re going to come up with something good We’ll just let that cool Now we’re going to do steps 3 and 4 The reason I laid these up together is it’s the same thing I just ran out of the picture space on this one [NOISE] You’re going to need your bent T that you just did, [NOISE] you’re going to need a plus, [NOISE] then you need your five way, and then this one is just showing you’re doing the [NOISE] two of these You’re going to take [NOISE] all these ones that you’ve done before, and you’re going [NOISE] to heat up the opening [NOISE] and do in each one I’m going [NOISE] to start with the five way I’m going to [NOISE] stick that on up on them, one that you’re doing, and you’re going to heat that opening up I’m just pushing it in until [NOISE] the adapter is flush against this Not hard, [NOISE] didn’t take a lot of force [NOISE] Don’t use a malate on it, because you’re going to end up pounding the bearing If you think about it, I’m just squeezing around here so [NOISE] that it cools, I’m going to grab a bolt and slide it on through This one heated just fine, but sometimes if you heat this too much, and the [inaudible] of the adapter end are tweaked to the side so you just run a bolt in to make sure everything is lined up, and let it cool while it’s on the bolt and then you should be good to go I’ll do that for all of them like it’s shown in those steps [NOISE] You get two of these [NOISE] adjustable elbows and you get two of those wing and the winglets, and take [NOISE] and pop off the nut off for one side [NOISE] You’re simply going to replace it for one of these, [NOISE] and that’s it, that is this step That’s all, you’re done [NOISE] Done You’re probably not going to have a jig like this, but we do You’re going to take your seven and a half inch rod, you’re going to put it in some clamp, and get a five-sixteen inch drill bit, and you’re going to drill your hole [NOISE] Go on drill your holes, this is what you’re going to end up with, just wanted to give you a one last shot of that before we moved on the step The key thing is that you [NOISE] should be able to take two bolts, [NOISE] put them in both the holes [NOISE] and they should line up and be pretty vertical with each other [NOISE] That’s what we got Onto the next step You can take your rod You get the longer rod not the shorter rod [NOISE], slide two colors on One, you’re going to remove the set screw from, the inner one, the outer one you’re going to go ahead and tighten up your set screw [NOISE] Now, we’re going to go up the drill press, and you don’t have to have it lined up, that’s just an aesthetic thing you can put it wherever you want Functionally, it doesn’t matter, but now, we’re going to go out and drill a hole through this, through the rod, out the backside, to fit our open Let’s go to that [NOISE] When you’re done, you should be able to slide this on, slide this on, go ahead and tighten it up, then you should be able to run your pull pin on through [NOISE] Okay. You can see my pull pin is a little tight You can make that as tight, as loose as you want, just be aware that the looser you get it, the more shifting you’ll have in that Also, another good thing to do is, go ahead and tighten this up and then take a Sharpie, [NOISE] and just draw a line across it, just like this That just helps you for lining it up in the future [NOISE] as you get to use it, and I hope you find its way back to where straight on is again for using it So that’s step 7 We’re on the step number 8 Step number 8 is you’re going to cut out these two gears In the drawings, the pictures are one-to-one So if you don’t have a CNC plasma cutter like we used to cut this out, you can cut this drawing out and use it as a stencil for these gears. That’s step number 8 Just getting those gears made [NOISE] So this is step number 9 In step number 9, you’re going to need two more collars in addition to what you already have The gears you cut out, okay? You’re going to be taking [NOISE] the collar, [NOISE] sliding it onto a bolt, [NOISE] one of your half inch bolts [NOISE] and your gear that you cut out and you’re going to be welding it around like we’ve

shown on this one, okay? Main thing you just got to watch for is you’re welding You don’t weld over this, [NOISE] and this stays nice and flat You don’t want to weld it like that, your gear will spin like you don’t want it to, okay? So you need to weld both of these [NOISE] Then you’re also going to take your fender washer, [NOISE] slide onto here This one that you’ve just put your pull pin in, you’re also going to get it up there, get it nice and flat and tight, and do your weld around it The only thing you got to watch out for is that your weld doesn’t run into the pull pin where it’s coming out and where it’s going in That’s step number 9, we’re going to weld it now [NOISE] Okay We’re going to do step number 10 Be sure to note that we need to do this twice We’re going to get a couple, we’re going to gather four of these Ts and then two pieces that are 2.5 inches, okay? You want to make sure when you put this in, [NOISE] it settles all the way You’ll notice there’s a ding on it or whatever when they inject the mold plastic, you can line those up, you can turn them to the inside, just a little aesthetic thing. That looks nice You need to made sure these touch If they do not touch, pull it apart, take your piece, sand or cut a little bit more off [NOISE] They must touch, okay? Then say you got it off, that’s obviously exaggerated but even though it’s off a little bit you can take a nice flat surface and squish and put them together, [NOISE] okay? So here we finished drilling a hole and just to make the point clear, [NOISE] this hole doesn’t need to go all the way through, just need to align up for half inch bolt [NOISE] Again, you do need to do it twice [NOISE] All right, so step number 0, we never went over but that’s you should get all your PVC pipe cut Again, just go to your chop saw or your pipe cutters and just spend your time cutting all your PVC up first That will just save you time, [NOISE] get it all done at once [NOISE] Okay. So in this step, we’re going to end up drilling a half-inch hole here, [NOISE] this bolt’s going to go through it You’re obviously going to drill them separately, [NOISE] but it’s just showing you should be able to slide your bolt through both of them So we’re going to go and hit the drill press [NOISE] Here we go, [NOISE] I’ve drilled my hole, one inch from the end and I’m drilling onto it [NOISE] So at the end, you slip your bolt on through You want to make note of how even these are I did a pretty good job here If you get when you’re done and this one’s a little bit longer than the other one, don’t worry about it, it just means in a later step, you’ll have to adjust for it, and we’ll talk about it when we get to that step Okay Here, in step number 12, we’re going to be cutting out the seat bottom and back Just going to take your yoga mat here and just use these directions as it has shown So here, I’m going to measure over 13 inches [NOISE] So there’s my 13 inches over Here, I’m starting from this side, going over 8.25, [NOISE] 8.25, okay? Here, this corner is square, it’s 2.5 inches coming up, 2.5 inches going over This corner, there’s no exact roundness you must be, you just need to round it in some form Same thing, I’m going to measure up my 2.5 inches, [NOISE] 2.5 inches I’ve got my square area here and then I’m just going to round it, [NOISE] something like that, okay? Do that to this corner, take it out Okay. I finished cutting these out This one has fairly clean edge As far as this edge goes, compared to the drawing, this is maybe a little crisper than that There’s no real science to that, you just need to round a corner in there I have a one inch round in there Doesn’t matter, just round it some way so it’s nice or just go a straight square if you don’t want to bother with corners [NOISE] Okay Here in this step, we’re going to go grab our two half-inch bolts We’re just cutting them shorter The first one says, cut your 10 inch bolt, say, that’s this one down to 9.5 [NOISE] Then the other one says, cut it from seven inches down to 6.25 I’m just going to go out, take a handsaw or a chop saw and chop those off, be sure you clean it up afterwards It’s really helpful to have a bolt that you can thread on there, make your cut, and then when you’re done, you thread off of it and it’ll

straighten up some of your threads once you’ve to cleaned it up Anyhow, those are your tips for you there Okay. Here’s step 1 Again, you’re going to get your two bolts out and first thing it says is, ”Cut the head off of the bolt. ” So we’re going to cut the head off the bolt, then we’re going to bring it back in We’re going to set up next to our drawing or just pull out you tape measure and measure from after you’ve cut and cleaned up the end over 3.25 inches and make a mark We’ll stick that in the base right at that mark The mark is right even with the top, and we’ll take this part and bend it over We’ll have that lining up right in that line and we’ll bend this on over [NOISE] >> So when you put it in the vise, you want to make sure your mark lines up for your three and three quarters and that’s measuring from this end, the non-threaded end Then you [NOISE] want to make sure you have your threaded end sticking up Then you’re going to take some big mallet [NOISE] and hit it Do not hit the threads, just hit in this area [NOISE] Bend it to a nice 90 You want to check. Straighten up Looks to me like it’s still bending out a little bit So I’m going to be sure [NOISE] A little more Here we go. I feel like I’m liking that I’m going to go over there and get a square and fix it up as needed Go ahead and do the same thing with your other one Make sure they’re both the same, even if you’re off a little bit 90, make sure they’re both off a little bit 90 Twice, right and left That should help you meaning, make sure you get it reversed for the left and right [NOISE] You want to get some PVC board [NOISE] It’s going to be this six inches long, and I believe it’s three and a half wide Maybe it’s only three and a quarter Yeah, three-and-a-half wide. Then you’re going to take this shape and cut it out This literally is one-to-one So you can take this, cut it out, set it over the top of your board, and trace it out, or you can take all the measurements and trace them under here We cut this one out using a router [NOISE] That should be pretty good Only difference you’ll notice here is this is rounded as opposed to a nice and square in this drawing, which won’t change anything That’s totally fine But you want to make sure that you get the edge all correct You want to get your hole in the corner and you want to get this hole drilled all the way through That’s step number 2, make sure you do it for both of them Step number 3, you’re going to take a piece of plastic There is this two inches thick, four-and-half inches wide Our piece, we’re trying to cut a bunch on that, so we end up with an eight to made it shorter, but that’s what you’re supposed to do, if you’re actually [inaudible] exactly right Cut it out, make sure you round the corners We’ve already pre-drilled a couple holes in this Then you’re going to end up heating that up, and the next step I’m bending it round I want to show you that because you’re going to have to heat up and bend it round Another thing you can do is if you have some three-inch pipe, you can just cut the pipe to length However, fewer people have three-inch pipe just laying around [NOISE] They usually just have a piece of thin plastic [NOISE] So that’s what you want to do for this step Cut it out, round the corners, and we’re done with step 3, and you do that twice Here’s step 4, which is made if you’re cutting this out of thin piece of plastic If you have cut this out of three-inch piece of pipe, then you can skip step 4 That’s essentially taking a heat gun, take your pedal and you’re going to hit this and shape it all the way around like that You can start at one edge and heat and bend it or [inaudible] the middle and heat and just shove it on like that, but that’s how you’re going to do that step When you’re done, you’re going to want to put several screws in, that’s why we pre-drilled these holes with the self-tapping screws You’re going to put four in so it’s nice and secure in there It’s also good to work [NOISE] on a flat surface, so that way you can be sure to keep

the bottom of heel and the pedal even with each other [NOISE] That’ll help Step number 5, where we’re taking and putting this bolt on through and using the axle cap and the washer to hold it on Washer allows it to rotate freely So on the previous step, you have put screws through, hold the back on In this step, you’re just going to take your finished bolt, slide it on through You might have to work it a little bit, but you’ll get it on through Then you should have enough on this side, we’re able to put a washer and a cap on it [NOISE] That goes on just like that You don’t want to pound necessarily too hard on this If your going to do this we want to use [NOISE] rubber mallet No, it’s not real super easy because you’re trying to pound on the top of a bolt head, [NOISE] but that’s what you’re going for there Keep working on that until that slides down, and then this should spinning freely, and that’s the step [NOISE] Just using a wrench or even just a socket that’s bigger than this, it can help you pound on the brim instead of on the cap That’ll help you see a little [NOISE] [inaudible] When you’re done, this sits on here like this It’s going to be stiff at first That is okay and that is fine It will only loosen up with time, it will never get tighter. There you go Here we go, step number 6, you’re going to be taking the strap and assemble on here The drawing, I’ve tried to leave the Velcro straps apart, so that you can easily see how it’s going together here You’re going to take one of your pedals [NOISE] and put it right like that Actually, I have to tuck that in there That’s going to sit like that Those are going to come around on that side, and this will wrap around on this side like that, and [NOISE] then should be able to pull that open, this goes in, off from your hand, and then this one comes like that That’s how that goes in To hold this on here, you’re going to use your self tapping screws Starting on this edge, we’re going hold this as good and tight down as you can, and then put a screw in here, screw in here, hold it tight coming around, and then put the screws in on this side [NOISE] Another Velcros all stuck together here, but you’ll want to be centered on either side of that axle cap right there, so put screws in right here You want obviously undo the strapping up here when you’re putting all that together I’m going to do that now [NOISE] Twist it around [NOISE] Here we are in step number 7 You’re going to take your pedal to this point and then also your double sided Velcro that you made earlier Same side as the axle cap, you’re going to come back to this corner and take out the screw [NOISE] If you’re really good You don’t do that [NOISE] Here we go Then take the very corner into the right back here Actually, I’m going to start it here in the Velcro, [NOISE] and then start it back into our hole [NOISE] That’s it You want to adjust it a little bit, but that is going able to wrap around the top part of their ankle and wrap around and hook back into itself Here we go. That’s step number 7 Now, I finished Part 2, we’re on the Part 3 We’re going to make the fork, front end of the trike This would be the handlebars and this would be the wheel Onto step number 1 You’re going to get the [inaudible] from your previous step

In the picture doesn’t show the holes, [NOISE] but they’re the ones that you drilled your holes in [NOISE] You want to get those out, then you’re going to get these other links of pipe here It’s going to be simple You’re just going to go ahead and assemble Probably, put all the screws from assembling it on the same side, and then when you’re done try to put that towards the inside Just a little aesthetic thing but definitely make it nice [NOISE] Then it doesn’t matter which side it is, as you can see this is pretty symmetrical But these are two and a quarter, not the two-and-a-half they’re a little bit shorter [NOISE] That’s step number 1 Step number 2, again, from one of your preparation steps, you drilled the holes in here [NOISE] You pull that out You’re going to put this in here Then just to keep our holes align around, we’re going to grab one of our bolts Really doesn’t matter which one Just something so that you can keep [NOISE] it aligned and you’re going to thread it on through both of them This will also help you if your links are just a tiny bit off Just run your bolt in, and then make sure [inaudible] [NOISE] That’s where you should be at That’s step number 2 Step number 3, going to set this aside briefly, and get some of the parts out here, going to get two slip tees, and these guys pop them in here [NOISE] Don’t [NOISE] put any screws in it just leave them free floating Don’t put any screws in the handlebar You can put screws in the here, but don’t put any screws in the handlebar In this step we’re going to grab our [NOISE] adjustable elbows through these guys here You’re going to want to put them in both places with the node to the outside, not to the inside Then just for aesthetics you can see that, this is to the outside, but if you look at it you want them to both be the same You can see these are the bottom half, this to the inside of bottom half in the inside, it doesn’t really matter which ones the outside or the inside, but just make it both the same Again, just make it nice [NOISE] We all like nice things, kids are no exception Go ahead and take all this Just push together here [NOISE] thing are off the table We’ll attach all together, and then we’re going to put screws in that long Got all the screws in, and after I got all these screws in I went ahead and put the screws in here, and measured out and make sure the handlebar was centered in here I’m just want to wait to do that until you’ve got everything aligned, because rather than trying to measure,and put this thing as expert, you’re just going to fight it Let’s say you do that, the thing you want to do is you want to make sure that when you screw these in, this can rotate If it’s not rotating, or spinning then you just need to torque one of these a little bit more than the other because these will need to be aligned and that is the step Now we’re going to move on to the next one Step number 5 We’re going to put the wheel on There’s a bolt, bushing, wheel, bushing, and then the node on the first line that takes care of the wheel Up here on the top, you putting this bolt in, bolt, washer goes through, another washer, another washer goes through, a washer, and then node Let’s do this one first [NOISE] This is the longer the tail which is the one I used down here I’m going to pull it out here We require a washer, and we’re going to put it on through We are going to put two washers on [NOISE]. Keep on going Now, at this point you may find that it’s not lined up so perfectly I’m barely missing my whole here If I can just wiggle a little bit and get it to aligned up great

If I can’t, then just come back and take a one inch drill bit, and fix one and holes what are all you need to make it line up and go through Which I’m going to have to do So am going to pull this and do that But once you get it shoved through there you’re going to have put a washer, and and not on the first side It’ll be done with this step I got it adjusted, push [NOISE] it on through put another washer, put this other node on I’m trying to pull off here for a second I’m just threading it off I’m not going to tight it, do not tighten this up You’re going to have to pull this bolt part later Understand that you’re just getting all here so you have all your hardware handy I’m just going to slide this up, so that I have my clearance I need here, normally you will tighten this on down and that will suck that in That takes care of this bolt here, along with the tail Now, I’m going to move over to doing the wheel We’re going to start with the shorter of the two bolts throw it on the outside, get to this point I’m going to put my bearing on, I’m going to get my wheel, put it on [NOISE] Actually, it’s still outside I’m going put the wheel in there, and then work on fitting my bearing in that same time I have a wheel held in there Now, this point there’s a pushing down inside that’s is making it very difficult, and I forgot to get my pencil, but basically, you’re going to stick a pencil or something down in there, the whole that bushing line then you’re going to push your bolt on through You put your other bushings, that plastic bushing right here on the outside You come out, put a node here I’ll show you when it’s done Got the nut on here, and my bolt through, got both of my bushings in here, and you don’t want to squeeze them crazy tight because you will start squishing this round pipe in So don’t go too tight Just go until they touch, and then you’re good to go [NOISE] That completes this step Here, we’re going to do step 1 You’re going to sum up like so, make sure you gather all of your parts for this is listed here, and then get this flat and then put screws in here Here, I’ve got all my parts together, starting here But if I get these ones that are opposite of each other in first, everything will be easier Like so Then I’m going to put this one in here, [NOISE] so this are cut a little bit long I’ll just cut and sand those off, it should be good You want to make sure that all your joints are really tight You see this one’s a little bit loose That one that’s unacceptable [NOISE] we’re going to make that hold tighter, and you’re going to want to push it flat here on a nice flat surface Then once you’re good to go, they’re going to take a drill, drill hole here [NOISE] Do that here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here Everywhere that you’ve got pipe, to keep the pipe in the fitting, you’re going to need to put screw on to undo all that now Get all your screws in, you have it nice and flat again I’m going to go and sand these a little bit later so that you’re nice and square there on the end. That’s step Here we go. Step number 2, be sure to gather all your pieces These are very, very similar, but just the opposite of each other I’m going to start my three-way here, put my T on, make sure they connect Set it on the table, and push them to where they’re both flat against the table right there This one is cut a little bit long, I’ll go out and sand that off s that it’s just perfect with the end [NOISE] Okay, once I’ve got that level, take my drill again, and I’m just going to be doing the same thing that mirror image over here. That’s step two All right, here I took to sander, and this sanded it off so it’s nice and smooth as human flesh You can avoid this just by having cut this right length through even a little bit smaller, and when you push this in, just push it down until it’s flush with this front edge Did that for all of them, so they all look really nice [NOISE] We’re ready to move on to step number 3 Here we got step number 3 You’re not getting any new parts, you’re just taking what you’ve already got before, and assembling it together, what’s wrong with this picture? These are on the same side as this You don’t want to do that We want needs to be on a different side, and you want to make sure these are

obviously going the same way Once you get them, start on their and take the whole apparatus You got a mallet handy [NOISE] all flush right here Then when you’re done, flip it on this side This is the bottom, and go ahead and put screws in here This step, step number 4, we’re going to assemble these together We start with the nineties Take the T, put one on each side, then here now for this in here, and this one in here We’ll just want to pull this flat, and you’re just going to get this to constrain it up off the table Once [NOISE] you’ve got that there, you know you’re pretty straight, then you want to put your screws in, just like we’ve done in the previous steps Step number 5, assembling what we’ve done before, and adding a few things We’re going to take all short piece, put this in the bottom You’re going to put it in the front one As they grow older, you’ll end up moving this to the backbone But I can explain that in other point You’re going to want to go back and put a screw in everything I’m just assembling right now Here on the back, putting this in You want both this and this to be facing back, instead of pounding [NOISE] on it like this, pound on it with the corners supported Once you’ve got that seated, you can put your screws in there You’re going to get two more pieces of pipe Put them in the back here, six and half Inch Then your last one, is raising your leg for the last because it’ll make it really awkward after this I’ve got one right here, and the other spot on the bottom As the child grows, you’re going to want to build and move the seat, and you’re basically going to swap these two, and you’re going to replace these one that in the back with some shorter ones But we’ll get to that later That’s the reason you have both of these This is waiting for growth to happen That has finished the seat assembly Now, we’re on the part number 5. We’re making the frame This is probably the part where you start feeling like you’re actually making a track now Here we go. Step number 1 Step number 1, you’re just going to be putting all of these fittings together This picture here is just showing that they’re all flat, which means you can lay it all down flat sideways, and put screws into it I’m going to do that now [NOISE] There’s this only funny looking part This is your bent T from one of your preparation steps Don’t ever [inaudible] T matrix or bent T [NOISE] The other thing you have to make sure is that you’re doing it the right way Meaning if you’re doing it like this, you can see the angle is pointing back towards this. Don’t do that [NOISE] I want it like this This is to the wheels, you don’t want the wheels to kick forward All of this needs to be really level, not like how it is right now So just a tip for you, make sure everything’s in really nice and tight But if you get did a longer piece of pipe, and put it in here, that can really help in rotating [NOISE] this around [NOISE] So that will be definitely be a good friend to have, and you want to get it really, really level Just put one through in the middle of it here Buffs and fitting them all in, [NOISE] and then you can just push down on everything [NOISE] and I hope you get [NOISE] everything nice and level But if you don’t get the same level, you will hate yourself [NOISE] That’s the end of that step [NOISE] We’re on to step number 3 Takes all those parts there It’s pretty straightforward and simple So I’m just going to go [NOISE] All of these need to be lined You can see they’re off a little bit because they have to be not just perfect, but really, [NOISE] really perfect Do not screw them together at this step, just assemble it like that Wait until it’s lined up in fitting with the rest of what it’s going to go into Then we’ll put the screws in it That’s step [NOISE] number 3 Here we’re going to step number 4, You’re going to get your axle

[NOISE] that you made previously You’re going to slide three of your fittings on that have the bearings in it from previous steps Make sure you get it in the right order [NOISE] Twist it on the hand area Now this is symmetrical, so it really doesn’t matter which way you use But this is we’re making sure everything is really straight, it’s important because otherwise a little fight here [NOISE] Then I’m just laying here, and I’m still going to a harder surface to hit harder [NOISE] You want to keep doing that until these are nice and snug I have a good little bit of a gap here, so I might keep working on that, but otherwise, good to go. That’s step number 4 Here we go, step number 5 I need this, I need that, and then, I need this [NOISE] Just going to put it together, put screws in it Step number 6 is this, this, and this So it doesn’t look much different But main thing is, make sure you understand that these are not the same pipes They’re are different pipes of different lengths We’ll go ahead and put them together, and put screws on it On step number 7, we’re going to grab several of your previous components that I’ve got, subprime backwards, but a longer one goes in the top, shorter one goes in the bottom You want to make sure everything’s lined up So [NOISE] just grab some other [NOISE] piece of pipe that you have, and use that Then you go ahead, and tap them in until it tight, put a screw in it, that’s step number 7 Number 8, here’s you’re going to be taking your C from the previous step, sliding in on here, [NOISE] and then putting it in here Here’s where you tell how well you made it in the previous step by how easy it is to put the fitting in here [NOISE] Not too bad, perhaps tight it a bit, so it’s in, [NOISE] very good Just make sure you slide on them, put screws in it That’s step number 8 [NOISE] Step number 9, put everything else aside Get your fitting here that you made previously Get your pedal axle out here, slide it on in, take your 22 tooth gear, slide it on the one side, [NOISE] getting myself there Then take a collar, and put it on to the other side [NOISE] I’ll just go ahead and center it Once you got to center, put your two sets of screws in, and that’s step number 9 Step number 10, you can remove the rod, slide your collar, slide the other gear on here, [NOISE] and take fitting you just did Put it on the same side, right here on the lower one [NOISE] Then go ahead and take your chain I’m going to put it on both of them Only you’ll have several links hanging out here You’re going to want to find one shy that meaning for this setup, you can see these under look like, why not just good I’m going to take this, put them apart So then the master key will bridge the gap So in this step, we’ve popped the chain apart, wrapped around, we’re working on getting our master linked together I’m getting really, really, really close but I’ve strained my brain down, and I can’t get it closer So that means I need to take this pipe here, and I need to pull this off, and taken this sand or removal a little bit on the front of it, so that this fitting here can slide down further Be aware however much material you take off here, it will change the chain link twice as much Because the chain goes this distance forward and back and it’s all connected So if I take an eighth of an inch off of here, I’m going to shorten this chain up by a quarter of an inch, twice as much I don’t need anything like an eighth of an inch I need something like 16th or something to pull this off So you want this chain to be good and tight, otherwise it will pop off and derail So trying to get this as tight as you can be If you can’t get it together, then go ahead, and sand a little bit off If you’re having the problem of they’re going past each other So you’re looking like this where they’re way overlapping

and now, you’re loosey-goosey Then go ahead, and take this fitting, and pull out on it Pull it tight, and then put your screw in to hold the tension in the thing We’re going to go adjusting, and I’ll see you when it’s done So I got the chain on here One way to make sure your chain is tight, is to put your feet right here, and then you can pull up on this So if you’re sitting in a chair, put you feet it in there, pull off thing Once you’ve got your chain on, put your master link back on Then you’re going to want to put a screw in this to hold it, tighten in its position This crash, you don’t want to stretch it out like that Once you get that done, put the screw in, and you’re done with step number 10 [NOISE] This is step number 11 It says 12 here, ignore that This is step number 11 I’m putting the wheels on [NOISE] So that’s first number of steps I’m going to put the wheels on, I’m going to put them on both sides [NOISE] Then, on one wheel side, you should already have your hole drilled Then you should have already have welded, and gotten your collar out [NOISE] So this here, it’s going to go right there This is a point where you’re going to run screws through this, and into your wheel I’ll get it assembled, and we’ll go to that point I got the wheels on, put your cotter pin and everything back in, slide it on, get everything tight, and then just go ahead, and take out a slack Then wave whatever extra rod on this side if you want to, you can grain that off If not, you’re totally good to do that One reason that there are two on this side is for aesthetics If you really want to, you can pop on these off, and cut it off right there, and just keep one on Really I only need one for [NOISE] this side You do need two for this side, because once you pull your quick release here, then that’s what’s getting it wrong So don’t get rid of this one Got this one on here I’m going to take my self-effort screws, set up here I’m going to run one in right here I’m going to run one in right here, that’ll go right into the wheel Got both of these in, and that’s what causes the wheel and the gears to turn together Before you put everything in, you want to see where you’re going to hit plastic on the wheel It is possible if you get too close to drive this in through the bearing, which is not good. Don’t do that But this is step number 12. Only one more, and we’re done Step number 13 [NOISE] is just to take the part we made from the very, very first step, and pop it on right here [NOISE] Then [NOISE]you’re finished making the frame Now we’re doing part 6 We’ve moved on from the mainframe We’re building the handle that goes on the back Starting with step 1, this must be the longest piece of pipe, [NOISE] and the 90, and then a five inch piece of pipe If you’ve been writing on your pipe like I have, go ahead, and make sure you put that to the inside so it’s not seen, but it’s a good way to keep track of everything Both ends of this are getting covered, so it really doesn’t matter That’s step 1 We’re moving on to step 2 Step 2, [NOISE] got a T and a 90, couple of these small fitting, [NOISE] I’m going to go ahead and put them together [NOISE] Okay, that’s step 2 Go ahead and make sure it’s [inaudible] Step 3, we want to get the ordering right on this one Starting at the top, I’m going to go down and then here’s a blown up picture here I’m going to put a slip T on Slide that on, right below that I’m going to need one of these hose clamps It doesn’t really matter if it’s tight or loose, just put it on there, and then going on down the plans, doing another slip T, and then if you wanted to be extra precautious, you could put another one here that’s on the plans I don’t think it’s necessary, but if you really want to, you could put one in there. I’m not going to I think that’s step 3 Then you just take in what you’ve gotten in the previous step, putting it together, okay You see right now, I have it wrong, meaning I have the handle facing the same way as this I want the opposite, I’m going to turn that around Then put that together and then go ahead and lay everything down flat Make sure you get that away, here we go, make sure it’s all nice and level

Then in this position I’m going to take and put screws and all these don’t put it in the slip Ts We’ve got the slip Ts on this side Go ahead and put in all these to all the fittings in, and that’s the end of this All right. Here we go, start on part 7 This is where you’re going to see all the different components that we’ve been doing together, all coming together into one Step number 1 You’re going to need the frame and the fork Here’s a frame, here’s the fork Then put them together just like that You got to take the bolts, undo the bolt here Slip on, undo the nut here Slide the bolt up, stick this in, slide it back through both of the bearings and then will be a working fork, then open it just like that See you in a sec Here we’ve just finished the step You’ll notice the washer count, washer, and then you have the [inaudible] from here, washer, PVC We have a washer and then the fork frame, and then I have another washer here and then frame another washer and then the nut Basically, you don’t want the nut or the other things hitting the PVC You always want a washer in between each bar, okay This is taking weight We don’t do the same thing with washers here on this because this weight is transferring this weight, doing washers here won’t do anything The weight it’s going down, it’s not going sideways around the washes here I need washer over here, and that is the end of step number 1 Now, we’ve finish putting on fork, moving on to step 2, which is going to be the seat You’re going to put one of these hose clamps on Let the seat in, put another hose clamp on, slide the seat in Eventually, we’re obviously going to tighten these up Well, that is that step, [inaudible] worried about, okay? Moving on to step number 3, grabber, [inaudible] handle we made previously, and I’ll come around to the back here This is going to take a little bit of coordination because you’ve got to line up four things at once I’ve got this slide Ts, and then you’ve also got to line up with the bottom You’ve just got to do them all at once, and then when you got it together, you can get your mount out, [inaudible] them together, and then go ahead and put screws in to hold this section together, and that’s step number 3 All right. On the step number 4, got all the PV stuff together, now we’re doing the pedals So grab your petals from previous step Go ahead and we’re going to pop it in here You’re going to take your non-lock nut, thread it on there, make sure it sticks this down, so it is sealed better, just making sure Stick that on in, and then we’re going to put a lock down up here, we’re going to set this lock up, tightening up enough until it gets tight, and then take this one and back and on down Do a little pinch on this rod, and you’re going to want to do it in such a way that all this is really nice and wobbly You don’t want it setting like this, you want it setting like this Now, I’m just going to get the set of wrenches and tighten that up right Be back in a sec When you’re done, your pedals should be flat You should be able to see from the side that they’re flat I will spin around just like this A couple of key things to watch out for, I mean make sure you get it tight, might not get it flat, but then also, you will not come here, or [inaudible] from here Here we go You want to make sure you have your clearance right here If you’re struggling with that, meaning if this is hitting right here, that means that this was bent wrong, meaning you bent it in too much So that’s just adds up on that If that’s wrong, then you just got to hold them apart [inaudible] whatever, but I mean, that’s where your problem lies if that’s an issue We’re done with this section, on to the next All right. We’re on the part 8 here It doesn’t look a lot different, but there’s going to be just the finishing touches in the sense of this A lot of little odds and ends that are easier to wait till the end to do Okay, number 1, I’m going to be taking these plugs here and popping them in any opening that’s left The openings that are left are going to be right here on the end,

and all you gotta do is take and squeeze and pop them in If in the future, at some point you feel like they’re not staying in very well, go ahead and just take a screw and put it in just like we would in any other fitting Got those two down here on the bottom of the fork. There’s an additional two The whole point of doing this is to stop wasps and other bugs from living inside of this trike There’s one, there is four here on the seat, that’s actually five, but four on the top part of the C 1, 2, 3, 4, and then the fifth one’s playing hide and go seek on the bottom, right here This one is waiting to act as receiver for this section over here as the child grows and we’ll talk about that more later Then, final two, one is up here >> Then I forgot for saying over the last one is, but I remembered again, it’s on the seat again actually, so there are six on a seat, on the very bottom of the seat post where it’s sticking at the bottom Step number 1, that was easy [NOISE] We are starting step 2, just putting the parachute cord on The old pedals level [inaudible] So you’re going to start by threading it through one of them, tying a simple knot on the back side The whole goal of this just make this thing too fat to be able to go back through that hole [NOISE] take it back to the hole Then you’re going to feed the cord up through the fork You going to just let it rest there at the bottom, come back around the other side of the fork Over here, you are going to go down through that and then you’re going to want to put semi type, and take both the pedal, put them to level Mark that point with your finger and go ahead lift up the pedal so you got a little bit of slack, but make your knot where you marked it with your finger, [NOISE] so that ends up how you want it to It will help hold their feet up if they’re having a problem with their foot tipping over That’s that stuff [NOISE] Moving on to step number 3, putting on the seat Bottom one goes on first, back one goes on next Putting on the bottom one [NOISE] I’m going to put one here so that it’s in the cross, your knees aren’t going to ride on that screw You are going to put one back here and back here Our goal on putting those ones back here in theory is that you’ll get them to land underneath of this They poke out a little bit, that’s still okay but it’s just best for us if it stays back there Here you’re going to be putting four in and you’re going to hit each of the corners You’re going to use your inch and a half screws to do this and just put them right into the pipe You don’t want it to go completely through, meaning you don’t just keep sucking down because, I mean, this is just [inaudible] , your totally going to crush it, there’s no way it’s going to hold back a screw But make sure it’s not sticking out, it sucked down, if not, sucked in a little bit just so that it doesn’t hurt them, and that’s a step So this is how the screw pattern should look like Again, you want them sucked in a little bit, but not absolutely crushing it Also, just want to make sure that you have this lined up even-ish Don’t judge my work That’s step 3 Moving on to step 4 Step number 4, as we’re putting this chest belt around, maybe you need a five-point harness, go ahead and do that or not Well, it looks five-point harness we’ve built this for a simple chest strap [NOISE] It is a chest strap that’s that big and wide, and so pretty much every kid we’ve used, this is wide and big enough that it held them in quite well On the backside here, got it backwards there This I’m going to [inaudible] On the side that you have the buckle on, you’re going to measure up, [NOISE] just eyeball where the chest strap should line up about even and then you’re just going to put a screw in the back here If it’s off, it’s really easy to fix, you just put a new screw in it It’s not a lot of rocket science in that, but just put a screw in right here Just finishing up step 4 Again, on the backside here, you’re only going to put a screw in on this side, you’re not going to put a screw on on this side, because it’s obviously what sucks it up Once you’ve positioned the person in here and figured out what works [inaudible] for them I’d recommend just taking and cutting off your excess here Just cut it off and then melt it so it doesn’t fray out on you, that’s step number 4

Step number 5 it’s going to be [NOISE] securing the sets together So right here, as I’m spinning this, the chain is moving That is because I [NOISE] tightened this sets screw right here That sets screw just tightening is not going to be strong enough to really hold this I’d really hold this and then crank on this, it just wouldn’t last So what I do is we’re going to loosen up this set screw We’re going to slide this to the side and I’m going to drill a little hole into the shaft that the set screw can sit down into I’m going to pull it aside and show you right before I drill it, and what it will look like before and after I make that hole See you in a second We’re going to drill a hole in here So I’ve taken and loosened up the collar on the far side and slit everything towards you, except for this So I went ahead and tightened the set screw down and it’s left a little bit of a faint mark in here You really got to look for it and you will only see two little marks, but that will tell you right where your hole needs to be So that’s why you tighten it down really hard to make those little marks, and then you loosen up, take it off, and move it over so that you have a mark there Then I’m just going to draw a hole right in that mark [NOISE] That’s all the farther you drill your hole We’re going to move this back over, recenter over it, and then run your set screw down into this hole here Then go ahead and slide everything back towards me Take the call over here, slide up so it’s snug in tight and so that this gear is sitting up flush against the main thing here Moving on to the back, that’s my set screw mark right there, and that’s where I’m going to put my hole in [NOISE] Drilled my hole This is just creating a pocket for the set screw to sit down in If I slide it back and it’s struggling, might be that there’s some burrs around the edge Just need to take a little piece of sandpaper rub and rub those off, get it to slide over So that’s the end of this step, I’ll put it back together, and you’ll see it when it’s done Got everything back together Right in here, literally the only difference you’ll notice if you’ve done it right, is that the set screw will be further sunken down into it [NOISE] I mean, compare it against other collars that you have on the trike there aren’t set in, like the ones on the outside of the wheels You can see [NOISE] that it sticks out that far, sticks out even with this outer edge, and that one is definitely recessed in further [NOISE] Just a couple of little notes I want to give you guys One is, if you’ve done everything perfectly, you should end up with one extra T, [NOISE] and you’ll end up with two pieces that are two-and-a-half inches long These two pieces that are two-and-a-half inches long are used for the future The future point whenever you decide that you want to slide this back, you’ll undo the screws here, pull this out, put this in The same time you’re doing that, you’re going to just unscrew here, unscrew, pull all the stuff out here, and then just do a switcher, meaning move it back, put this in here, and take what was filling a hole here and use it to fill the hole here As they grow, you’ll know the time, when that’s the right time for that person The reason there’s the extra T is if something goes horribly wrong in the bending of this neck, and you need an extra T, it was just a few more sense to order an extra T to have one to mess up with So that’s what this is for. So if you don’t need it when you’re done, then you can use it for something else But don’t get rid of your extra pieces of pipe because you’ll need those for the future Then just the last thing, as far as this thing goes, this can adjust this way, and you just change the bottom set point by changing these hose clamps that are sitting here, that’s what creates a stop point So we want to really want to change [inaudible] that’s what changes the height of it, so that’s how you can get to your growth there So that’s it for the PVC trike Go ahead and give us some comments on the instructables here We’d love to hear back and any feedback for the future Let us know and we’ll keep updating the trike [NOISE] See you all soon