Mike, CEO of the Useless Duck Company, continues to make us laugh with his hilarious Arduino innovations. Despite all the comical projects, which range from a fedora that tips itself to an automated toilet paper-dispensing machine, he may be onto something with one of his more recent contraptions: a door that locks itself whenever you’re shopping for gifts for your wife or significant other.
If you don’t want Google Chrome to save a record of what you visit and download, you can always browse the web in incognito mode However, what happens if your loved one bursts into the room and catches you in the act of making a purchase?
To solve this common problem, Mike has hooked his PC up to an Arduino Uno that’s connected to a servo-controlled lock. A self-written program then checks all of the browsers running on his computer, and if it finds one in incognito mode, it sends a signal to the Arduino to bolt the door.