Can Lock

Introduction: Can Lock

Hi makers!

This is a functional and printable design that locks on top of most traditional cans.

It has been designed to work in junction with a RTC Arduino and a hobby micro-servo.

When you set a specific time frame in the Arduino sketch, the servo actuates the wheel to lock the can accordingly to the hours.

For example, you could only drink beer from 7pm to 9 pm!

Supplies

M2.5 bolts and nuts

PLA filament

3D printer

Step 1: The Prototype

The printed parts fit perfectly on standard size cans and it has a good grip.

This could be a good starting point or an inspiration for more complex drinks-free projects!

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    9 Comments

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    lime3D
    lime3D

    1 year ago

    I don't get it. Where is the servo?

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    NeilRG
    NeilRG

    1 year ago

    It reminds me of a hatch mechanism on submarine .you aren't ex Navy by chance ?

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    StefanoS48
    StefanoS48

    Reply 1 year ago

    Nothing like that...but I love mechanisms and I watch documentaries, maybe I designed something similar to what I saw without realising it :)

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    NeilRG
    NeilRG

    Reply 1 year ago

    Like me, you are open to being inspired by things around you. I believe that to be very important. Good luck going forward.

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    1 year ago

    Neat! Do you have a video of it locking and unlocking?

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    StefanoS48
    StefanoS48

    Reply 1 year ago

    No sorry...at the time I didn't plan to make an Instructables :) but I will try to find the assembly file and make an animation!

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    seamster
    seamster

    1 year ago

    Clever idea! Will you be adding the print files, and perhaps some explanation of assembly? That would be very helpful for anyone wanting to make this! : )

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    StefanoS48
    StefanoS48

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thanks! Unfortunately I can't post the files because I originally made them for a company :/ but the design is not too complex! in the two renders I posted you can see with and without the wheel that moves the mechanism...I wanted to give an idea of how I made it....and talking about the assembly, I only used some hobby M2.5 bolts!

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    seamster
    seamster

    Reply 1 year ago

    Ah, okay. Thank you for sharing what you could ; )