Walking 9,000 kilometers across Canada is an idea our friends are inspired – they give us great encouragement for taking on such a crazy challenge. Walking long distance is great; however, it has been done by many before… but not with a shopping cart… it is this idea of pushing a cart that seems to stimulate the imagination of most…
There have been so many questions:
Can you ride it?
Will it have a cup holder?
Will it have an “internet cam”?
What will go in the cart?
Will you place sponsors names on the side of it?
So many ideas began popping that we had to grab paper and capture them all.
We thought that the shopping cart was a great way to capture attention as well as its symbolic representation of homelessness in North America.
Bigger questions around the impact of wind and weather, weight, materials and designing it for Joe’s body to minimize risk of injury have all been big issues on our minds.
Our first step has been to engage some great thinkers to begin a preliminary design. Jennifer Roberts connected us to Pinetree Secondary Odyssey of the Mind Team, a group of high school kids, and world class problem solvers.
They are calling this project the “Odyssey Angels,” which is a project designed to help people in the community. When the team has completed building the prototype cart, they will submit their video to Odyssey of the Mind in the US and winners are invited to the Finals for Odyssey of the Mind Competition in Maryland – they are allowed to take on any project and they decided to help us.
It was here the design and all the ideas began to come together.
Stay tuned this should be interesting!
See who is building the CART
Read more about the TREK
Read more about the ROUTE MAPPING