I am currently working on my car dashboard, and I got an idea. What I want to make, is a dashboard vault.
Let me explain what I want to make.
I would like to add 4 push buttons in my dashboard. Hooked up to my Ardiono Diecimilla. I want to make a specific combination of the 4 pushbuttons, in a specific order to make it interact.
Let's say, I want a code for example: 1423. That means I have to push the buttons in that order.
But now, I want to make it open a box in the dashboard. Perhaps I want a 'spring' in a cover which pushes the cover up. But I want the cover be released after entering the code. So when I close the cover, it has to be pushed into a lock machanism, and when the buttons are pushed, and the code is correct, the mechanism has to release the cover.
But how can I make this. (What kind of lock mechanism can I use, and how can I make it interface with the Arduino?
Another idea I had, is to make a 'drawer' slide out of the dashboard when the buttons are pushed. (Like a DVD drive does, but then a bit bigger) I would like to use this for documents like my drivers license etc. I assume I have to motorize this, and hook a small motor to the arduino. Also for this kind of project, I would like to have some information about how to realise this...
Can anyone help me in the right direction for these 2 projects? I think it would be very cool to create.
(Sorry for my bad English)