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time safe circuit Answered

I'd like to make a time locking box that is equivalent in function to this:    http://www.thekitchensafe.com/

I was wondering if there's anyone out there that would be willing to draw up a circuit for it as electronics is not something that I know how to do.  I could do it with arduino but I don't really want to tie up the board that way.  I assume it uses solenoids to operate.  

I'm also open to any other ideas/advice people have.  .  




solenoids are how most safes with pad locks operate to my knowledge but will need power to open and close, say the solenoid pushes a rod within it to lock it and pulls that same rod back into place to open it but following that you will need to just tilt the safe to unlock it, possibly use a spring to prevent it from unlocking but it will continuously drain power to stay unlocked.


Reply 5 years ago

I don't think that would be a problem. You could have a button to unlock it and just push it, open the box, and release it. You would only drain power for a few seconds.