Creating a keyless “iFob” entry system for your car

Energy & Sustainability Technology
Creating a keyless “iFob” entry system for your car

Nathan Seidle. of Sparkfun, is on a campaign to create a keyless life for himself. One of his last locks to join the 21st century was on the door to his Mazda:

I hate keys. I am on a mission to dispose of them all. There is currently a key pad to enter the SparkFun building, a key pad on my home, and RFID to get into the interior rooms at SparkFun. It is my goal to get rid of the last key in my pocket, my Mazda key! I combined the Nike+iPod device and my key fob, with an Arduino Pro Mini, to create the iFOB.

iFOBing A Mazda

2 thoughts on “Creating a keyless “iFob” entry system for your car

  1. Mim says:

    How many fobs do you have now :-)

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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. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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