In mid 2018 Connor’s Grandmother was diagnosed with a tumor on her jaw that required radiotherapy treatment. At around the same time, Connor was approached by Dr. Sean Geoghegan, State Director of Radiation Oncology Medical Physics at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, to take part in a project to design and create a Lego model of a Linear Accelerator (Linac) for children who are about to undergo treatment for cancer to build, play with, and reduce any anxiety they have for the treatment. Two models have been designed, one is a kit to be provided to children with instructions for them to build, the other, more complex model, has motors controlled via bluetooth from a phone app.
Instructions for your Model Linac Set
Step by step online instructions for building the Model Linac are available here. Videos of Connor building a Model Linac that accompany these instructions are below.
Sets are just starting to be produced, if you’re interested in getting one or more sets please contact us using the contact form.