The RFID Project has split into two branches.
The first branch uses the existing system and hardware.
It's completely software driven, requiring no electronics experience. The software is functionally complete, but has additional requirements before Cyberia is comfortable implementing it and has been effectively abandoned in favor of the second option. The current hardware has some limitations in what it's capable of, expanding the system has larger costs when compared to option two, and it has issues beyond what this article will cover. However, It's already in place, the code is almost done, and there are technical hurtles to the second option.
A rundown on what needs to be completed for this branch to be accepted is as follows:
If you read through all that and said, Hey I can do some of that! The code is located @ https://github.com/nate998877/DoorCommandApi feel free to open pull requests or open tickets. If you're dedicated and have experience Cyberia can provide a development board for you. The infrastructure aspect will be handled after the software is complete.
Branch two! Pi time.
This branch is what Cyberia is currently working towards. It is in need of electronics work, 3d printing/laser cut work, and programming work. The idea is simple. Instead of relying on an expensive limited board, why not just interface the pin pad directly to a ubiquitous Raspberry Pi! You may have seen Arduino based controllers before but the Arduino is just a middleman since the controllers use 5v logic. So why not just use a logic level shifter! Nathaniel Lyttle started this project with the goal of getting the cost under $100 per installation. Currently it's a mess of wires on his desk, but it's functional.
List of things required to complete the project:
This might seem like extra work ontop of branch one, but it comes with a multitude of benefits. If you're interested in working on this project, please reach out to email@example.com for more information.