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Easy Key Copier

by Roidzo, published

Description

Copy your own keys by using the customizer and holding your key up to the computer or mobile screen to check.

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kwickset makes a 5 pin and 6 pin key. I'd be glad to test!

I have no idea if it does have 5 or 6, was just wondering.

I am thinking about deriving a new customiser for UK locks (Yale). One thing I have noticed, is 4 out of 4 UK house keys I have looked at are Yale derived (same key notch pattern) but have the pin notches slightly displaced, so There would need to be a slider for the key-stop placement.

I thought there were only 5 for some reason.. Let me know if I am wrong and I'll re-enable the 6th. As I don't have a kwikset lock I haven't tested it either so it'd be good if someone could print and test for me. :)

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Instructions

1. Select the type of key you have (Look for code on key. Currently only 4 models available).
2. Select the grip style.
3. Set the heights for each notch so that it matches your key.
4. Check your copied key by holding your real key up to the screen.

This works particularly well on mobile devices where you can pinch zoom the screen because you can check the key fairly accurately - An electronic copy in minutes from your mobile!



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smellymoo on Apr 7, 2013 said:

lovely, would have made a customisable key if you hadn't already!

does kwikset only have 5? as the 6th doesn't change anything?

Roidzo on Apr 24, 2013 said:

I have not tested the kwikset key as I don't have one of those locks. I may have gotten the number of notches wrong, but I can easily adjust that if you confirm that 6 notches are required.

tnmann10 on Mar 21, 2013 said:

notch height6 for the kwickset doesnt work :(

Roidzo on Apr 24, 2013 said:

I thought there were only 5 for some reason.. Let me know if I am wrong and I'll re-enable the 6th. As I don't have a kwikset lock I haven't tested it either so it'd be good if someone could print and test for me. :)

MacGyver on Feb 23, 2013 said:

For some reason I can't get the notch depth to go deep enough on the Kwikset version. I was able to print an alternative design that worked in my door but it was a little tight i was hoping your might be a little looser.

http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

Roidzo on Feb 23, 2013 said:

I have adjusted the notch height to go deeper just for you. :) I have also added some text and reworked the source.

Wrangler on Feb 22, 2013 said:

Nice work, is there a chance You ad a ce2 key?

Like this one:
http://www.groenhart.nl/hang-_...

Wrangler on Feb 22, 2013 said:

Nice work, is there a way to ad a CE2 key?

Like the one here:
http://www.groenhart.nl/hang-_...

Roidzo on Feb 22, 2013 said:

Thanks.. I'll see what I can do and hopefully update it in the next couple of days. It'd be good to hear about other popular key models too. :)

Applerust on Feb 22, 2013 said:

Isn't the key breaking off inside the lock a bit of a problem?

GeoDelGonzo on Feb 22, 2013 said:

When in doubt, there's always www.shapeways.com and get it printed out of metal or there's always lost wax casting. I've heard stories of people being able to print PLA parts and use the lost wax casting process to burn away the PLA. However, I think it might be a little hard with something this small. I guess we won't know till someone brave out there gives this a shot.

Roidzo on Feb 22, 2013 said:

I can see that it would be, but I probably wouldn't use a plastic printed key on a sticky lock or apply too much force.

sirsumm on Feb 21, 2013 said:

Cool!!!! Now I have a reason to become familiar with scad!

tbuser on Feb 20, 2013 said:

Neat! You know you can set the default preview rotation so that the key shows on a direct side view? That might help visualize it. See: http://customizer.makerbot.com...

Roidzo on Feb 21, 2013 said:

Cheers for that! Much easier to compare keys now.

cyclone on Feb 20, 2013 said:

Is it possible that the key is mirrored? I've got some pretty standard schlage keys and all of the key modes have the groove/relief on the opposite side.

Roidzo on Feb 21, 2013 said:

Thanks for the feedback. I fixed that up now. :)

fma on Feb 20, 2013 said:

Nice tool!

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