This project will take several hours to complete.
To complete this project you should be able to do the following:
These are important! If you're not sure if you have these skills, read through the entire Instructable and make sure you understand it before starting anything!
Other things you might find handy: a ruler/tape measure, a multimeter, a breadboard, some tape, a magic marker, sand paper, files, hot glue. And if you're like me a well stocked first aid kit.
(The links are for example only, I don't necessarily recommend or have experience with any of these vendors. Feel free to suggest other sources in the comments.)
It's also a good idea to have a breadboard for setting up and testing the circuit before you solder it. We'll be doing this in step 3.
(These items are to make the project as pictured. Feel free to build a completely different and more functional case.)
1 If you have a torque meter or a torque wrench, apply it to your door lock to get an idea of what torque it will take to open your lock. Use a online conversion tool to convert between foot/pounds, N/m, etc.