DAY 2: Breaking Ice

Finally kicked off with the project long dreamt. Automated locking system, cuz we’re too lazy to go up to the door to open it.
The first thing I had on my mind was to use an electromagnet as the armature to lock and unlock. And electromagnets do NOT work on AC… So, I had this brilliantly stupid idea of using the phone adapter.
rip
…to substitute a battery. So what I did was…

split-ends

…this!.. ๐Ÿ˜€ So, I plug the adapter into the socket. Control!… Where’s the control for the experiment?!.. After a bit of scrounging through a pile of crap, I find this bulb, rated 250 V 10 W!.. I know this is not even close to a sensible choice to check for a 375 mA output!.. Why not just give a try?… And the outcome?…:D

fail

So, after some more of scrounging, I now find a clock. An alarm clock.

controls

ย I pluck the batteries out and connect the terminals. ๐Ÿ˜ No surprise. No effect. ๐Ÿ˜
Frustrated, I try touching the terminals… ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜ No surprise, no effect again!
And short circuiting?… FAIL…

Can’t stand this anymore. SLEEP… zz z z zz zzz zzz

P. S.:ย http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-a-DC-Adapter-as-a-Battery/ย  Why no me?… ๐Ÿ™

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