Bike Cuff: Bicycle Theft Deterrent and Immobilizer
It's coming to the end of the school year for some of us. Time to show off what we've been pouring our time into!
Here's my term project for my industrial design class (IEOR 170). It's a possible solution to bicycle security! Asuka and I are going to make miliiiiiiiiions with this!
This was a term project for IEOR 170 at the University of California Berkeley.
I am aware of the Master Lock Street Cuff. The Bike Cuff was designed with this in mind and has several advantages of the Street Cuff and AXA Lock widely used in Europe. The primary problem with the Street Cuff is that it the two halves are joined by a vulnerable metal chain. This lock has been defeated by simply cutting or even bending the chain. The Bike Cuff also features thicker, contoured edges to resist bolt cutters. The Master Lock Street Cuffs are more or less standard hand cuffs with some decorative plastic overlaid.
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