Reverse Engineering a Pin and Tumbler Lock


Among the most time-consuming SolidWorks projects that have done is this mechanical dissection of a deadbolt lock. We purchased this simple lock from Home Depot and subsequently took it apart into its smallest components. Using a pair of calipers, patent drawings, and good judgement we were able to completely replicate the lock in the digital world on Solidworks. This project took a combined effort of roughly 100 man-hours.


April 2014

Project Duration

One Month

Tools Used

Calipers and Solidworks

Team Members

Theodore Frank, Austin Gwiazdowski, Phil Hu