KeyMe: copy keys and solve lockouts #3DThursday #3DPrinting #3DScanning
3D printing replacement keys as a service business model! From just a hint of a possibility explored by hackers, academics, locksport enthusiasts, and security/privacy activists to a viable retail business in, what, less than two years?
Locked out? Use our app to get a spare key delivered faster than you can say “Mississippi.” Well not that fast, but pretty close. Didn’t take a picture of your key before you lost it? Not a problem. Just have a roommate or relative take a picture of their copy and share it with you on our app. Getting back in to your home has never been so easy.
mail order keys
Securely mail order keys using the KeyMe app. Choose from a variety of key designs including sports, charity, designer, and bottle opener key. KeyMe will cut perfect copies and ship them to you.
copy keys in under 30 seconds
Instantly duplicate your keys at one of our kiosks. If you’re locked out, just login and print a spare key from your digital keychain. Larry, our digital locksmith, makes keys that are even better than the original.
locksmiths can make your key from scratch
If you ever get locked out, just head to the nearest locksmith and he will be able to make you a spare key by following instructions on our app. Didn’t take a picture of your key before you lost it? Not a problem. Just have a roommate or relative take a picture of their copy and share it with you on our app. No more paying $200+ for a lockout.
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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