22 Nov '15, 4am

Avoid Procrastination with this Phone Lock Box - #arduino https://t.co/Bga2V8hynG

Avoid Procrastination with this Phone Lock Box - #arduino https://t.co/Bga2V8hynG

Smart phones are great. So great that you may find yourself distracted from working, eating, conversing with other human beings in person, or even sleeping. [Digitaljunky] has this problem (not surprising, really, considering his name) so he built an anti-procrastination box . The box is big enough to hold a smart phone and has an Arduino-based time lock. The real trick is making the box so that the Arduino can lock and unlock it with a solenoid. [Digitaljunky] doesn’t have a 3D printer, so he used Fimo clay to mold a custom latch piece. A digital display, a FET to drive the solenoid, and a handful of common components round out the design. The software uses C++ classes to keep everything organized. You can download the code on Github . Usage is simple (see the video below). Lock your phone away and get some work done while you wait for the Arduino to unlock the box. We th...

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