Phidget RFID reader on front door security

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and "lazy person's memoir," called Borg Like Me.

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By Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and "lazy person's memoir," called Borg Like Me.

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Here’s a project a guy did to turn a Phidget USB RFID Reader and a Kwikset Powerbolt 1000 into a keyless entry system that can be operated by an RFID key fob, mobile phone, or PC. (BTW: This project won second place in the recent Trossen Robotics contest.)

Front Door Security via Phidget RFID Reader – Link

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