the Addalock

by Mr_MegaTronic, published

the Addalock by Mr_MegaTronic Jun 15, 2012

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Print and attach this to whatever to add a slightly secure latch!


Print and install!

Not terribly secure, but better than nothing!

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Oh this is very close to what I need - I need mine to be much more petite, like for the size of a small suitcase lock. I plan to draw it up in Fusion 360 and figure out how to print it from there, but I like your overall design. If I have success I'll come back and leave you a comment.

Wow, this looks perfect for a project I was thinking of. I will put it inside a suitcase and use a servo to slide a pin in to lock it!

a simply improvement might be to add a blanking plate that slides on behind the padlock to prevent access to the screws while locked

Wish there was a way to subscribe to your stuff via rss. Consistently awesome!

I agree. A Facebook-wall-style personalized activity aggregator would be a very welcomed feature.

If you indented a bolt on the front and screw it in from behind you wont be able to remove the screw without removing the box and improving the security of the lock!

This specific version has through holes to work for this particular box. I'll upload the other two later today. One with counter-sunk holes for securing a nut and a filled hole for screw boring.

The issue I had was that machine screws stripped the holes too easily and wood screws tore the layers apart. This time around, I had to use drywall screws to engage in the wood of the box to be most rigid. But perhaps drywall screws will not mangle the plastic as much and engage better.

I have
a few more tests to do. But thanks for the feedback!