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(project / Guide) RFID login

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I wanted a simple way of quickly logging on to my computer without having to typing my password in and did not want to have no security either. There are various products on the market that would solve this problem from fingerprint readers to proximity dongles but i decided to see what i could knock up with parts i mainly already had. Looking in my micro stuff i had a RC522 RFID tag reader 3.3v : Also an 3.3v arduino Leonardo clone aswell based on a sparkfun pro micro which also can act as a USB device such as a keyboard. This is useful as if a 5v arduino was used a level shifter would be required due to the RC522 not being 5v torrent. [...]

Mini Raspberry Pi Arcade

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This was a project that was started a while back but never completed so i finally got round to it :). Hardware Cabinet: The cabinet was made out 6mm MDF and screen bezel , marque and edging strip was 3d printed. 3 white leds light the marque this also has a switch on the rear [...]

Dvd Autoloader Project refit (Part 1)

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Recently Ive been trying very hard to De-clutter my house .  I have a lot of DVDs laying around and my plan is to copy them to a large hard disk and watch them via my home network possibly PLEX . (*Please note i am still keeping the copies of the disks to not break copyright) With so many discs to backup i needed a geek solution as i didn't want to sit at my PC swapping discs all day long. Looking on the internet i found a few people had made auto loaders using 3d printing to Lego . [...]

Transforming old speakers

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A while back i was given a pair of Mission book shelf speakers which had been painted in the past but best of all for free! .  The Speakers, tweeters and grills were in good nick and sounded good but just didn't look very nice.  I always wanted a set of oak speaker cabinets to match my lounge furniture and decided to investigate if i could re-cover the speakers in oak veneer to achieve the look i wanted. [...]

Raspberry Pi Talks to Sony Ericsson liveview (wip)

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The liveview is a bluetooth enabled watch device for use with android by Sony Ericsson . Launched a few years back it didn't seem to really take off,  even though recently we are now seeing the introduction of other manufacturers making smart watches. I bought one of these a few years ago on ebay and found it didn't work great with my phone and has been sitting in the drawer until i thought can i use it for something else? [...]

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