I deal with unit conversions every day. I strictly work in metric, but I live in the US, so I’m willing to deal with imperial because that’s what people were taught. I can’t really blame them for it, so I’ll take the onus of conversion to a sensible unit of measurement on myself. The payback is that they always have to convert my designs to imperial, so at least there’s some reconciliation.
The only thing I can not abide is fucking “thousands”. Fuck-ing thou. Machine shop people and mechanical engineers use it. I’ve already spent countless hours mastering the conversion between mil (thousandth of an inch) and millimeters for my stupid electrical engineering industry.
Why do they have to call it something different???
1 thou = 1 mil = 0.001 in = 0.0254mm
It’s so fucking hard to communicate between our siloed industries if you call the same unit of measurement something different. gods.
Yeah, I should have read more clearly, I can, however, think of a convoluted way of doing it.
I feel like am hindering more than helping here.
To be able to contribute, I would need to see the locking mechanism, I am assuming it works on a cam?
Regardless of that, If I felt like I needed to lock my toolbox, The first thing I would do, would be to remove the tubular lock, However, if you ever lost your key you could still very easily get in ( Under 10secs )
That’s the logo, I thought they were also in the states, I think they popular in Europe anyway.
Not my video, but really works for this discussion.
Please note the spring. It allows the mechanism to raise up when locked, so that a drawer can be pushed shut if it was open before locking it. WDTSF is going to exploit that, by rasing it up with a solenoid, allowing the drawers to be opened, EVEN THOUGH, the lock is still in the locked position.
I ordered some stuff on eBay to play with, like a mini linear actuator that has the right stroke length and size to fit in that space, but I still don’t really know much about this kind of thing. It probably won’t arrive for months. I should get the rfid access control system soon. This is going to take me a long time to put together I think. Looking at rotary servos too. I played with removing that spring entirely and it seems to self lock just fine with gravity alone, so I think a lightweight servo could work too. Wish I could find someone in the PDX area to trade skills with that can put this together for me, haha.
Oh yeah, and I’ve got an xEM with basically no hope in sight for getting it installed
I didn’t realize that I was late for the party and a few others have already been here putting their brains to work on this issue.
first I would not recommend using the company swipe pass for this at all. i do believe that the DT access controller comes with a spare key fob and i would set up the system using that until the chip was implanted and programmed to the system.
now as a mechanic with an oversized and flashy Snap-On toolbox that has many sections and drawers I’m thinking an electromagnet and a spring on the opposite end. i’m not sure yet which goes where as to if the magnet should lock or unlock and the spring return to position.
with an electromagnet when the system is powered it would deactivate and the spring would push the lock bar up causing all drawers to unlock and remain that way. when the chip or fob is removed then the magnet would reactivate. the problem I see here is the distance on the striker plate from the magnet as once the power was removed there’s a potential for the magnet to lock the toolbox automatically and each time a drawer needed to be opened you would have to swipe the fob or chip to unlock it
It seems like pre-virus events were happening in Seattle regularly enough. Maybe I can bribe someone with boxes of gloves and surgical masks. I’ll come prepared with a plexiglass shield with a hole cut out that I can stick my arm through… Haha
Ive got a blue cloner from eBay and a proxmark easy from aliexpress on the way, so it’s not too urgent until I can actually mess around with cloning my work badge, probably months out on shipping. I’m so excited to see my conspiracy nut coworkers react to this
Put your Blue Cloner aside, and wait for the Easy,
You might get a surprise, from aliexpress; I ordered something recently and it took only just over a week, and something I ordered about 5 weeks ago just arrived today
PDX - WhatDoesThatStandFor?
( sorry weak joke ) @Zectogonix is in oregon