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Overview of RFID Controlled Trunk:
This system uses a passive RFID system to activate a servo when the card-like tag is sensed. The reader is embedded in a empty cavity in the car where it is easily within range of a human. It is meant to be easy and helpful.
ID-20 Reader: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8628
- See step 1
USB Reader (interface hardware for ID-20 to computer or arduino/microprocessor): http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9963
- Breakout (device) used to interface the ID-20 to the computer or arduino/microprocessor
Passive RFID tags (non-reprogramable ): http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10169
- See step 1
Arduino Pro Mini 5v: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/11113
- See step 2
Large Limited Rotation Servo (limited rotation makes it easier to program): http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9064
Electrical Tape (lots of electrical tape)
Nuts, bolts, and other metal pieces used to attach servo to car trunk
Optional: Arduino Uno and breadboard (selectively conductive board used for prototyping)
Soldering Iron (and accompanying equipment)
FTDI basic for uploading code to arduino: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9716
Other tools that you will find necessary