A scooter that fits inside a handbag! Has a lightweight design collapsing to an A4 size bag.
The A4 size scooter designed by 22-year-old student George Mabey from Southampton, weighs only 11lbs (5kg), works by linking parts of aluminium with a cable.
Mabey recently won the top prize at the Power of Aluminium Awards, said the scooter will costs around £1,000 ($1,680).
“Fold-up scooters are a popular way to get around town quickly, but they’re often bulky and awkward to carry. Now there’s a new design of scooter that’s so tiny, it folds up to the size of an A4 piece of paper. A university student created the award-winning scooter by linking pieces of aluminium with a cable, which when tightened, pull them together to support an adult’s weight.”
Robin Jones, Principal Lecturer in the Department of Engineering and Design at London South Bank University said:
“We are delighted that our students have won such prestigious awards in this national aluminium extrusion design competition. George is a fourth year BSc EPD student who spent last year on industrial placement. His folding A4 scooter design has now been patented and he is working on a fully-functioning prototype for exhibition in June. Ben is a first year BSc PD student and his guitar stand with integrated amplifier is an innovative concept aimed at a specific market segment.
Both projects display the high professional design standards which are be expected by prospective employers. Here at LSBU we’re immensely proud that our students have such incredible talent and will undoubtedly have a great future in design ahead of them.”
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