Product Design Engineering School of Design

Davids Mekss (He/Him)

An aspiring student who seeks to unite the preciseness of mathematics and the abstract nature of art into product design engineering. My favourite part about product design engineering is the broad range of topics it includes – from research and planning, to sketching, prototyping and creating difficult computer simulations. I have applied these skills in my final year project to develop a bike light that is suitable for tough and extreme cycling such as BMX freestyle.

LEDX: A BMX specific bike light

LEDX: A BMX specific bike light

The problem I chose to tackle in my project is the lack of bike light use in extreme cycling which threatens the rider safety. I designed a BMX specific bike light which uses two standard AA batteries and allows cyclists to be seen for months. It differs from other available products by its sturdy and reliable design, which is made to fit BMX frame geometry and withstand higher stresses. It is also theftproof as it was found that bike light theft is another reason why users choose not to use lights. The product is injection moulded out of durable plastic.