Design is intelligence made visible. ~ Alina Wheeler
I have the opportunity to look at this lock a few times a day, and I noticed a few intriguing things about it.
First, it employs one-way screws – you can screw them in, but you can’t take them out! Well, not without special methods, like using a Dremel tool to cut a slot in them so that a normal flathead screwdriver can remove them. Ingenious!
A second thing I noticed about this lock is the unique diamond shape of the slide-lock. They could have made it square, but I betcha they save tons in metal costs by using this design. And it’s probably just as strong, maybe stronger.
It makes me ask myself – where can I work smarter rather than harder? My mom always said I was lazy, which may be partly true, but also, I am always looking for more efficient ways of doing things -as this poster from a woot contest says nicely.
My thoughts exactly.