Securing OW from powering on
MANthrax last edited by
@OneDan - I'm afraid of a car pulling up or bumping me, or pointing a gun at me then throwing it in their car and driving off.
OneDan+ last edited by
@MANthrax Well, I'd be afraid of that too, but if someone pulls a gun on me for my OneWheel, they can have it. Life's too short.
readysetawesome last edited by
I want to incorporate this somehow:
skyman88 last edited by
It's been done once... but the board needed work at some point and I don't know what happened from there.
@readysetawesome I like the idea but what happens when you’re riding and that keys sticking out and snags on something and breaks off in the lock?
readysetawesome last edited by readysetawesome
@tomfoolery Different switch locks work differently but you can get one that is removable in both on and off positions. That's necessary for Option A - it works as an interrupt-style switch that just enables or disables the existing power button. Option B is to replace the original power switch completely with the locking switch mechanism and just turn it to "on" briefly in order to simulate the power button push, immediately back to off, then remove the key. So with Option B you need the key to power off as well.
Coeurmasque last edited by
Why not keep it simple? A lockable cover over the power button? That way the internals stay the same.
Although, I do not know why you would not just carry the board wherever you are going. Even if it were some sort of secured building, I'm sure there are trustworthy personnel whose reception area will hold it.
I wonder if there is a design for a “boot” like lock similar to ones they put on cars that is small and portable or that possibly shows attached to the board.
PKinthewater last edited by
I was thinking about getting this bike lock with built in audible alarm. They advertise you carrying your surfboard down to the beach, but I wouldn't leave that OW laying around while I was out there catching some waves unlocked.
@PKinthewater not a bad idea. Running down the street with a board that was beeping would certainly draw attention to it. Wonder what kind of “lo jack” system you could use to track it after that though.