Nirav Patel printed working house keys on his RepRap.

It occurred to me recently that I had printed almost nothing actually useful on my RepRap 3D printer, aside from parts to improve on or build more RepRaps. I am rectifying that with this project. The goal here is to generate working house keys by inputing the key code of the lock into a parametric OpenSCAD model. Instead of having to explain to my landlord how I ended up with a wedge of plastic jammed in my front door, I ordered a box of (well) used locks and latches from eBay to experiment on. Luckily, the lot includes both Kwikset KW1 and Schlage SC1 locks, which are the two most commonly found in the US.

[Thanks, Amanda]

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John Baichtal

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3X4RESQP6C4YYIFQMYU2Q63ZB4 AndrewS

    Great fun when it breaks in the lock

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3X4RESQP6C4YYIFQMYU2Q63ZB4 AndrewS

    Great fun when it breaks in the lock

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3X4RESQP6C4YYIFQMYU2Q63ZB4 AndrewS

    Great fun when it breaks in the lock

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3X4RESQP6C4YYIFQMYU2Q63ZB4 AndrewS

    Great fun when it breaks in the lock

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lee-Gushurst/100001642353724 Lee Gushurst

      Lol, well then you just print a key extractor. :P