There are all kinds of keyless door locks on the market these days, but this DIY version utilizes a touch-sensitive system powered by an arduino that offers a cheap, secure and discreet method of entering a locked room. To gain access, the user must touch a wire jutting out from the door in a specific sequence. Yeah, this project is super-ghetto, but it would be awesome integrated into the doorknob itself. Apparently, the problem with that was that the knob had too much surface area for the sensor—but I don't see why the entire doorknob needs to be utilized. It would be even more secure if only touching a specific section would grant access. If you want to try it yourself, the complete instructions are available on the project page. [ via Hack-a-Day]


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