How to include electromagnetic locks in an escape room using magnetic (reed) switches.
By David Vella
In this workshop we’ll explore some of the basic practicalities of placing and designing low voltage circuitry for electromagnetic locks controlled by reed switches. Reed switches (or magnetically operated switches) are a low-tech option that are simple and reliable, offering multiple uses in escape room scenarios. These components can be incorporated into various features from small locked boxes and cupboards to secret hidden doors. They can be fun and versatile to work with, as well as being robust and repeatable in their application.