Pingree School InvenTeam

South Hamilton, MA
Device to extend gas and brake pedals in standard cars

The Pingree School InvenTeam invented an after-market gas and brake pedal extender for most passenger cars. This invention allows people with dwarfism to quickly adapt standard vehicles to their short stature and needs. The extender can be installed or removed in under 10 seconds. The device can extend the pedals up to 10 inches and can be powered through a standard 12 V car outlet.


May 11, 2017

The Pingree InvenTeam is finishing up the car display to fit our gas pedal. 

March 27, 2017

Pingree's InvenTeam came in during our spring break to work on our device. We got some new tools, including the Handibot, and many of the students have learned how to use it. Now that we are back at school, we will continually meet at least once a week and continue to make more progress on our device. 

February 21, 2017

The Pingree InvenTeam has created a new social media account on Twitter. Follow us @ping_inventeam for new updates and pictures.

January 26, 2017

The Pingree InvenTeam has purchased some new books for the community. Some titles include The Inventor’s Notebook, Arduino, Creative Confidence, and Group Genius, all to teach and inspire the students. Our librarian, Ms. O’Neill, has created a display for the books as well as our team banner located in the Hub Center. Go check it out!

January 26, 2017

On Monday, February 6, at 2:40pm, the Pingree InvenTeam will be having our Mid Grant Technical Review meeting. It will be held in the Pond Room, and we will be hearing from each group on what they have completed so far, and what their plans are for the future. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact David Medvitz at Hope to see you there!

December 31, 2016

2016 has been a big year for the Pingree InvenTeam and we’re excited to see what we can do in the upcoming year. This year marked the beginning of the InvenTeam at Pingree and we can’t wait to see where we get in our second year

November 22, 2016

The Pingree Lemelson Team is hitting the ground running as we work on creating our pedal extender. We met with Anthony Perry from the Lemelson-MIT program a few weeks ago and have been working on setting the groundwork for our project since then.