Millennium Locks

'Making the world a better place, one lock at a time'

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Project Objectives

  • Recreational Lock System for Millennium Park
    The Lock System will be used by people in kayaks or canoes.
  • Intuitive Use
    Since there will not be a staff member running the lock, it must be simple to understand how to operate the lock
  • Vandalism Proof
    The lock must not be able to allow water to flow directly from one lake into the other
  • No Electricity Needed
    Rather than hooking up to the power grid, the lock will use only mechanical power from either the user or through the use of gravity
  • Quick Useage
    The lock must be quick enough so that users don't decide that it is faster to portage around the lock.