November 30, 2010
Climbing bike lock
If you own a bike then I'm sure you own a bike lock. But even the best of bike locks can be broke or cut and your bike stolen.
But what if you were able to lock your bike to a pole, say 10 feet in the air?
Then no one could steal it.
That's the idea behind the German company, Conrad, and their new pole climbing bike lock.
The lock uses motorized rollerblade wheels to scale up a lamp post. All you need to do is attach the lock to the post, hook your bike to the lock and let the robot climb the pole.
Here's a video about the making of the lock. If you don't want to watch the whole video, you have to go to 1:20 in the video, so you can see the contraption in work. It even is complete with the familiar car alarm "beep".