Date of Award


Document Type



Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2022.


Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Godfrey Mungal


With more and more people turning to bicycles as their main method of transportation every year, bike theft has become a pressing problem all around the world. Every year, millions of bicycles are stolen due to how ineffective current locking mechanisms are at protecting all the main components of a bike. Furthermore, the inefficiency of these locking mechanisms and the fear of bike theft continues to discourage potential users from buying a bike and using it to commute on a daily basis. Our team constructed a proof of concept for an automatic Smart Bike Rack which employs a three-point locking mechanism, ensuring that a user wastes the least amount of time and energy securing the bike as well as protecting it from theft entirely.