Product of the People: Vote on the Design of Our Next Bike Light Product of the People: Vote on the Design of Our Next Bike Light
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Product of the People: Vote on the Design of Our Next Bike Light

by Slava Menn, GOOD Worldwide

May 28, 2012

 

As part of the industrial design process, Brad Geswein, my cofounder, made a technical brief for our designer. To write the tech brief, Brad has to think like a mechanical engineer, manufacturing engineer, ergonomics engineer, bike mechanic, and bike light thief. Here are some of the technical considerations he came up with:

  • Seat posts have an angle between 69 and 78 degrees. The light mount must angle upward to compensate.
  • The light mount should fit seat post diameters from 22 to 35mm.
  • We want 180-degree illumination so cars can see the bike from the side.
  • We want an aluminum body for light weight and theft-resistant strength.
  • We want a custom screw-head to make it theft-resistant.
  • We want an easy battery replacement mechanism without easy battery theft.
  • The light should be narrow to avoid hitting the cyclists’ inner thighs.

We'll close the poll at 6 p.m. EST on Friday, May 25. In the next stage, we'll refine the design and start working on prototypes.

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Product of the People: Vote on the Design of Our Next Bike Light