Maglock Bike Lock
An Electrical Engineering Major's Senior Project
This project is an electromagnetic self-contained bike lock. The cable is installed into the handlebars, making it concealed but easily accessible. You then are able to wrap around the object that you wish to lock it to and then the end against the electromagnet that is mounted to the frame. GPS tracking and location is for added anti-theft prevention and in the event you forget where you left it. The idea originated from the necessity of a bike lock, and the pain points associated with it. The excessive size of the lock; the storage of the lock while riding (typically locked around the frame of the bicycle); damage to the paint, lock, and frame caused by constant movement and vibration; and most importantly, finding a lost or stolen bike.