Introduction: Simple Lock / Cupboard Lock / Child Lock
This is the Make It Move Project, it's a simple lock. This lock is good for light wooden bedroom doors / cupboards / Child lock / etc. The features of this lock are good and useable. The next few slides show the amazing features of this lock.
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Step 1: Cool Looking LOCK/CASE
This Lock is definitely cool looking on doors or any surface. While 3D Printing, I suggest the lock in 2 different colours, that way it could stand out and be visible the surface which looks fancy too.
Step 2: Finger Hole
As I said this lock is simple, here I added a finger hole to put your finger and push the lock. This won't exactly fit the size of your finger but you will still have enough grip to push it.
Step 3: Sliders
This is where it gets a tiny bit complicated. This is one of the main parts that hold the lock-in place. This extra piece has 3 jobs. 1. Instead of the top case holding the lock in place, it holds the lock on a strong piece on the top centre line. 2. This part works like sliders on cupboards and drawers and the strong piece act as a stopper. 3. It only allows the stopper and the socket to be rubbed instead of the case.
Step 4: Drill Holes
The drill holes allow you to attach the lock onto surfaces that need to be locked (TIP: attach the screws at a 90* angle perpendicular to the surface for smooth sliding lock). The holes are descended a bit to fit any size screws. If you don't want to damage your surface with drill holes, you could attach it with double-sided tape but that would not be so effective as a lock.
Step 5: Let's 3D Printing!!!!
If you're in for 3D printing, here is a 3D model of the DOOR LOCK in SLT format. NOTE: The LOCK is put in a 3D printing alignment. I suggest printing the models separately (different colours are optional) in a 0.1 mm layer height for the best performance. Here is a quick review of the Door Lock