Arduino enthusiasts may be interested in a new gesture controlled Arduino door lock which has been created by Adham Negm and uses an Arduino Uno together with a servo motor to slide the bolt back and fore.
Negm has also equipped the Arduino power door lock with a 1Sheeld enabling it to interface with the smartphone to read the device’s accelerometer data, and then activate the servo when it recognises a predefined gesture.
Check out the video below to see the young Arduino door locking mechanism in action. If you would like to create your very own you can find the entire project complete with a list of all the components together with full comprehensive instructions over on the Instructables website via the link below. Negm explains :
I was browsing the TechCrunch website a while ago when i stumbled on an article talking about gesture recognition technology being used to open door locks, while the product is not out yet i thought to do my best with my smartphone and some components i have lying around.
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