UNSW Built Environment Alumni: Industrial Design Graduate Anton Grimes

25 05 2009

“Model -making offers a depth of detail that can’t be achieved through any other form of communication:”

Anton is a 2009 finalist in the Australian Design Awards (James Dyson Award)

Movement is crucial to our lives, however current methods of transportation are limited in the way they can be used and have a clear, negative impact on the environment.  With a rising population and population density, there is an increasing demand on an already limited infrastructure.

The Link scooter system is designed as a modular transport solution that can be retro-fitted to existing Streetscape Smart Poles.

Link operated by housing share-scooters in a series of hubs.  The hubs act as both a charging station and as the hire and return station for the scooters.  This system gives the user independent movement at any time.

The scooters and hubs are constructed from a series of robust aluminium castings and pressings.  These parts house polycarbonate and ABS mouldings, which form the physical interface, including the scooter release and power indicator.

Each scooter is fitted with NiMH rechargeable batteries and a 24 V electric motor, which assists the user when traveling between hubs.

The system works as a public hire and share network similar to those in other countries, such as Velib in France.

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2 responses

11 07 2009
Massimo Pini

Hi Anton,

Love your scooter concept and would like to feature it in a video news segment we produce for NEWCARNET.tv.

Can you provide us with access to any photos you may have and also the video which you uploaded to YouTube?

Many thanks for your help.

Best regards,

Massimo Pini
Editor-in-Chief

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17 07 2009
UNSW Built Environment

Hi Massimo

Thank you for your interest. Please email us at eeu@fbe.unsw.edu.au and we can send on some images. Also, the video can be uploaded from here:

http://tv.unsw.edu.au/video/link-urban-scooter

Look forward to hearing from you.

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