Guaranteed to get the TSA’s attention
While traveling by a train or bus, we generally lock our luggage
using a chain-and-lock arrangement. But, still we are under tension,
apprehending that somebody may cut the chain and steal our luggage. Here
is a simple circuit to alarm you when somebody tries to cut the chain.
Transistor T1 enables supply to the sound generator chip when the base
current starts flowing through t. When the wire (thin enameled copper
wire of 30 to 40 SWG, used or winding
transformers) loop around the chain is broken by somebody, the base of
transistor T1, which was earlier tied to positive rail, gets opened. As a
result, transistor T1 gets forward biased to extend the positive supply
to the alarm circuit. In idle mode, the power consumption of the
circuit is minimum and thus it can be used for hundreds of travel hours.
To enable generation of different alarm sounds, connections to pin 1
and 6 may be made as per the table.
Source: EFY Mag