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Simple Electronic Lock Project

A kit for this project is available from RSH Electronics.

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There are six (or more) push switches. To 'unlock' you must press all the correct ones at the same time, but not press any of the cancel switches. Pressing just one cancel switch will prevent the circuit unlocking. When the circuit unlocks it actually just turns on an LED for about one second, but it is intended to be adapted to turn on a relay which could be used to switch on another circuit.

Please Note: This circuit just turns on an LED for about one second when the correct switches are pressed. It does not actually lock or unlock anything!

This project uses a 555 monostable circuit.


Parts Required


Stripboard Layout

Stripboard layout for simple electronic lock

Circuit diagram

Circuit diagram for simple electronic lock


Click here for RSH Electronics A kit for this project is available from RSH Electronics. If you are new to electronics buying a kit is a good way to be sure you have the correct parts for the project.

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