Fall 2019/Spring 2020
Design Prompt: Bicycle Tool Kit
The Cycle Caddy was improved upon Mid-March 2020. It's a bicycle carriage rack that also works as a mudguard and a lockable storage space. Taking into account information learned from observation, interviews, market research, and user research, the Cycle Caddy is a permanent solution for bike accessory theft, rear tire splash, safety, and away from home repairs.
- Key fob locking mechanism
Solar powered portable battery bank
The lock is from a key fob cabinet lock and a disassembled portable solar-powered USB battery bank from and wired them as necessary to work in the functional prototype. One feature included in the wiring is conductive strips on the underside of the top carrier surface, enabling the solar-powered battery to charge while the drawer is open or closed. This 'wireless' configuration enables the removal of the drawer entirely from the cycle caddy housing. If the portable battery dies, the user may manually recharge it.