This is a senior design project for Iowa State University. We are doing this project in order to solve problem regarding storage and lockers assignment in senior design lab in Coover 1301. Currently, the lockers are secured with standard combination padlocks. The disadvantage of using this type of lock is that the previous users may still know the combination number. Besides, some students might forget the combination number for their team’s locker. Furthermore, administrative are not able to assign and update lockers easily and efficiently.
This project is about creating a control system that allows locker access to authorized users by using their ISU card. The locker access system has to be easy to use while maintaining a basic amount of security. We are designing one user panel that communicates wirelessly with locker modules. The entire system will be comprised of two basic elements: a control box, and the locker module. Besides, this control system also allows administrative to access list updates and locker overrides. With this control system, it will be easier and safer for students to store their project and access their lockers.