I made my workshop safer for my kids!

I made a safety switch with Arduino and RFID that cuts power to the outlets in my workshop when I'm not in the workshop.
Sep 24, 2022 — 2 mins read — Workshop

I made my workshop safer for my kids!

In my workshop, I often leave power tools plugged in the outlets and leave the workshop so there is a danger that my kids might come in and accidentally hurt themselves with them.

To prevent this, I wanted to have a way that I can turn off the power to all of the outlets manually, but also automatically in case I ever forget to turn them off when I leave the workshop.

The solution is this safety switch that is controlled by an Arduino Nano and uses the Reyax RYRR10S RFID and NFC module to read a card and turn on a contactor that turns on the power to the outlets. You can check the video below or the project Instructable to see how it works and how you can make one for yourself.


Tools and materials used on the project



workshop NFC arduino kids safety RFID switch
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