This is a USB compatible RFID reader capable of reading RPI Student ID’s and using that information to take attendance at student club events and by professors in class. It will also be capable of operation without computer connection powered by a USB rechargeable battery. This is an open source software and open source hardware project being completed in cooperation with the RPI Embedded Hardware Club (EHC).
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At the end of the summer, we still needed to fix a few software bugs and make a GUI for use by other Union clubs, professors, and other on-campus organizations. Thanks to some quality time at the hackathon this past saturday, I have finished the GUI and it is now stable and relatively bug-free. Here is a screenshot of the working application (names, emails and RFID’s obfuscated). The application can open the serial port, open a file of names and IDs, mark attendees as present, searc...
Here is the link to the presentation from today. I will post the video when it is up. Also, the video from the last presentation is up. The link can be found in that post.
I know, I know. I haven’t posted a blog in a while. But we are so close to being done! Tomorrow I am giving the second and final presentation for the summer RCOS session. The custom boards we made are working (sometimes) and compatible with the new chip and the standard RPI ID cards. The biggest thing left to do is make an application that can run on the computer to catalog members/students for attendance and records. We also want to try to get in touch with someone who can provide acce...