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the Addalock

by ErikJDurwoodII, published

the Addalock by ErikJDurwoodII Jun 15, 2012

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Description

Bric-a-brac-a-lacking-locking?

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

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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

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

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the Addalock by ErikJDurwoodII is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

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Instructions

Print and install!

Not terribly secure, but better than nothing!

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systemg3000 on Jul 21, 2013 said:

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!

Norro on Jul 24, 2012 said:

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

LiquidBeef on Jun 15, 2012 said:

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

ErikJDurwoodII on Jun 15, 2012 said:

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

Silverfire56 on Jun 15, 2012 said:

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!

ErikJDurwoodII on Jun 15, 2012 said:

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!

mies on Jun 15, 2012 said:
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