Id Like help using a Linear Actuator and a locking mechanism with only one or two momentary switches, not toggle. Ideas? Answered
Hello, I am healthcare professional and a DIY enthusiast, but not mechanically or electrically inclined. Keep that in mind with your answers.
I am redoing my closet in the next few weeks and do not have the space or money for a large gun safe. My idea is that when building this closet I will build a stand up drawer using several slide mechanisms for the motion. To keep this hidden and secure and darn right cool I envision using a linear actuator to open and close this hidden drawer. I will also be using one to two electric strike modules to keep this secure. My goal is to have one secret hidden BUTTON (not switch) that will trigger the locking mechanism and shortly after if not simultaneously activate the linear actuator. The key here is I want to push a momentary button, not hold it, not use switches ect, just hold it until the drawer is completely open.
Second motion will be either the same button or a different MOMENTARY BUTTON is depressed activating a reversal on the actuator until fully closed in which the locking mechanism should activate (always closed).
That is my goal, I'm open to servos and such if anyone can SHOW me how it is done. If you can show me wiring that would be best as words just don't work as much as pictures or videos for me. I greatly appreciate all your help in advance and please remember NO TOGGLE Switches or factory wired remote controls. I'm open to all ideas except those. Thanks again guys. Love your work and ideas.