What you'll need to build a MortiSafe
To make a MortiSafe you'll need to buy Magic parts
(which you buy from me) and Muggle parts
(which you buy from somewhere else).
Muggle parts you'll need to buy
There are two parts you will need to buy (which are too heavy
or specific for me to supply) as well as buying the magic MortiSafe
parts from me:
These parts are available on ebay if not locally, such as these
(I've not tried these specific products but they look
right from description):
- A digital safe.
Just about any digital safe will do, with the following conditions:
Must be battery powered
Must have small holes at the back (usually for screwing to wall)
for running a cable through
Must have a screw panel on the back of the door which
gives access to the controls inside
- A power adaptor. This plugs into your wall socket and
should produce between 9 volts and 12 volts of power.
You probably have one of these lying around the house,
which used to plug into something that no longer works or
something you don't use. Look on the back and they usually
say what voltage they supply. It doesn't matter what the
plug is on the appliance end, since you're going to cut it off.
If you don't have anything suitable, you can buy one very cheap.
You may be able to find a cheap appliance that comes with
a power adaptor, but make sure it's 9-12v (most USB hubs,
for instance, are very cheap but have 5v power adaptors
so are unsuitable).
sure the power plug part which goes into the wall has the
right pins for your country.
Magic parts you get from me
You can buy the Magic parts for a MortiSafe from me for
£30 (around US$46) which includes shipping,
paypal charges etc.
You will get:
You can assemble all these parts together with
A MortiThingy - a small circuit board with buttons, an aerial and a USB
plug which fits into a USB socket on your PC
A MortiReceiver board - a circuit board with an aerial
and screw terminals for connecting wires
Connected to the MortiReceiver board, a Safe Cable,
which is a cable with screw terminals on the end and connnects
to wires inside the safe to control it
Connected to the MortiReceiver board, a buzzer and a battery clip.
The buzzer warns when the safe is not controlled by the MortiThingy
A PP3 battery, used to power the buzzer
A washer, used to stop the power cable being pulled out
of the MortiReceiver board accidentally
Disclaimer: Magic parts may not actually be magic.
Supernatural forces not supplied.
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