Arduino + Servo + GPS + LCD + Wood = Best gift I ever made!

Hi everyone!

This is my first Arduino project!

I made a Reverse Geocache (invented by Mikal Hart - Sundial Group), as a cool way to give my father is birthday gift!

I used an Arduino Nano, Sensor shield, Ultimate GPS (adafruit), servo, LCD, buzzer, some wood.

This is a box locked from the inside, that unlock only when you have reached all the setpoint (GPS coordinate).

Code is attached.

First box idea:

Conception with SolidWorks:

Cutting the wood pieces:

Schematic (Some improvement have been made, e.g. : buzzer)

Prototyping:

Latch mecanism:

Wooden rod that lock the lid

Electronic :

The lid:

Final box:


My father after the first step! :slight_smile:

Improvement :

Code optimization, hide screw, make a smaller box…

What do you think of this project? :slight_smile:

QuestBoxPathw_Fmacro.ino (19 KB)

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wow, that looks awesome! Your dad is a lucky guy :)

DotAku: wow, that looks awesome! Your dad is a lucky guy :)

In fact yes he's lucky and very happy! but he still doesn't know that inside the box there is the remote of the new TV I baught him :)

Hey! Some news :

One of the step was in the middle of a big lake! So my father took the boat we had build years ago and send me these photo !