Vice: A smart bike lock system by Damon Ahola and Jennings Hanna

Vice: A smart bike lock system by Damon Ahola and Jennings Hanna

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In Carla Diana’s 7-week Smart Objects course, each of the MFA Products of Design students was paired up with a student from the IxD (Interaction Experience Design) department at SVA. As a team, Damon Ahola and Jennings Hanna had numerous discussions and brainstorm sessions leading to their pursuit of designing a smart bike lock. The lock—Vice—sits securely on the handlebars while biking. The user unlocks the lock via their smart phone app, syncing the device to incorporate other value add features such as route navigation, destination progress as well as illumination. Semi-functional prototypes were created through 3D printing, with additional Arduino, switches and numerous LEDs. The prototype was used to shoot a user experience video throughout the streets of Manhattan, below. Check out the additional images to get a more comprehensive view of the project.

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