• A Portable Battery Pack Option

    Environment, Industrial Design


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    Another option for solving my system energy lost (due to heat), in a complicated electrical infrastructure, is to produce portable battery packs. when the user show/swipe the membership card he/she receives the battery pack, which plugs into the bicycles and only then the bikes can be removed from the rack!!!

    the user uses the bicycle, load the battery, brings the bicycle back to the rack, once again (but reverse) only when the bikes are plugged to the rack - the battery pack comes out!!

    The user brings the battery pack back and the battery pack either serves more users before being discharged or taken to be discharge in the main power plant (according to battery load level).

    This is a more sophisticated system for the user, but it allows direct discharging from small portable battery to main static battery (that distribute electricity to the park). this system prevent energy lost due to heat (in electricity "flow in the grid") and also the method prevents theft of mechanisms and vandalism to the system.

  • Nice Storyboard, Drawings are clear and well executed

  • Oz, I am fascinated by where I think you are going with this. I may have this wrong, and sorry if I am seeing something here that you didn't intend, but.... are you saying that everybody has their own battery that they can carry around with them, and then they can insert their battery in a common bike waiting in a rack. You put your battery into the bike, it unlocks the bike, and lets you ride. You can either use your battery to propel the bike, or you can charge your battery, depending on how much of a hurry you are in, how much you want to exercise, how much money you have, etc. Your battery could be used for other things, too, beside the bike. It's interesting when you start thinking that energy, time and money are all interchangeable.

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