Design for low-power high-density helmet dispensing and collection systems for urban environments
Author(s)Lehto, Arni Aleksi; Mills, Charles Christopher
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering.
David Robert Wallace.
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In this thesis, we designed and implemented a machine to dispense and collect helmets for bike-share programs such as Boston's Hubway. Design of the machine was guided under several constraints including size and power for tight integration with existing bikeshare stations. The machine itself is divided into subsystems, including dispensing, reloading, and return components as well as software and electronics, power, and industrial design choices. The first prototype of the machine was implemented in December 2011, with refinement of the mechanisms occurring between January and May 2012.
Thesis: S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, June 2015."June 2012." Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology