Lego Linac

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 planned as 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.

The project is currently at the stage of sourcing the parts for sets, it shouldn’t be too long before we start to see these sets being used all around the country!