We wanted to design something to be able to secure any type of items that you would want to store. Our idea is to make a lock that is like a safe lock, but instead of the old school combination locks with the dial from 0 to 90, we want to use a ten digit key pad. You would have up to a six digit code. When you put the correct six digit code into the key pad then the lock mechanism would unlock so you could open the container.
The keypad lock has become a success. After working on the code and fixing many bugs due to simple mistakes, the keypad lock works with a three digit code which is 427. There are red and green led light to show if the keypad is locked or unlock. Green = open and Red = closed. When you turn on the keypad the red light will be on. You can put any three digit combination in and the keypad will stay lock unlock you put in 427. Once you place the correct combination into the keypad, then light will turn green and the box will unlock.
Some of the parts were difficult to work with. One of the SG-90 servo motors locked up in some of our first attempts. Luckily with the three of us we had extras. We use a 9V battery as our power supply so we could use the keypad lock in a real application. Due to cutting some of our jumper wires we were able to wire the keypad lock without using a bread board, which was helpful in using this in a real life application.