You get the housing for the original Lockitron, which contains a geared down DC motor, the mechanical rotation mechanism + detection switches and a 4xAA battery holder. You don’t get a control board, motor driver, or app. So this is best for makers, hackers, and other’s who want to adapt and create their own version of the Lockitron.
For example: wouldn’t it be cool if, instead of having to give your dog-sitter a key to your place, you could just text your home to let her in? We can build it ourselves using the new Lockitron body, Metro Mini (tiny Arduino-compatible) and a FONA 800 cellular module and other components. Check out our tutorial for how we built just such a project – those extra parts aren’t included but the tutorial does show you how to use it.
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