Button Activated Lock Box
Make your own digital safe, powered by Raspberry Pico
Someone keeps stealing your precious money and cookies. You need to construct a concept lock box to keep your valuables safe from intruders.
The box needs to open and close with the push of a button. It needs to run on only one source of power, everything must be contained inside the box except for the button.
A simple servo can prevent a lid from opening and closing.
A simple pushbutton can tell a programmed chip to rotate that servo. The servo is small and needs at least 3v of power while the programmable chip you will be using can also run on 3v. Program a pin on the board for the pushbutton and another to control the servo using electrical pulses to rotate it clockwise and counterclockwise. See details below.
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Code a servo to lock/unlock this box with the push of a button
Everything you need
CR2032 3V Lithium Cell Battery
Dupont style reusable wires
Soldering Iron (630°C & Solder)
TowerPro Micro Servo (9g)
3D Printed Case, Lid, Hinge Caps, CR2032 Case
Small paperclip or similar size solid wire
Breadboard (for testing)
Wiring and test on a breadboard:
Pro tip: Notice the servo, Pico and battery all share a common GROUND (GND) connection. This is so the Pico and the Servo can agree upon what 0v is.
from machine import Pin, PWM
MID = 1500000
MIN = 1000000
MAX = 2000000
pwm = PWM(Pin(15))
button = Pin(16, Pin.OUT)
button_state = button.value()
if button_state == True:
if lock_state == False:
if lock_state == True:
lock_state = not lock_state
print("Button Pressed " +str(bool(button_state)))
print("Lock State " + str(lock_state))