By Spencer Feingold

The robotics team at Farmington High School in Minnesota is used to out-engineering rival schools. But the team recently received a unique request: could the students build an electric wheelchair for a disabled two-year-old.

The team was up for the challenge.

“We had never done anything like this before,” the team’s coach, Spencer Elvebak, said told Cheddar in an interview Friday.

The team was approached by Tyler Jackson, whose son, Cillian, suffers from a genetic condition that limits his mobility. The family’s health insurance would not cover a wheelchair and a new one was too expensive.

In just a matter of weeks, the student engineers successfully built the toddler an electric wheelchair with a custom license plate ー Cillian Wheels.

“When his mom said ‘come to mommy,’ and he was able to drive to her, which was one of the first times they were able to do that, it was pretty special,” Elvebak said.

The project was supported by Go Baby Go!, an organization at the University of Delaware that works to bring mobility to disabled children.

“He looks at the world differently when he is in his car as opposed to being carried around,” Jackson told NBC’s TODAY show. "He is aware he is in control of exploring."

For his students, Elvebak said watching Cillian move around on his own was “much better than winning a trophy at a competition.”