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RFID Controlled Car Trunk

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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. 

Parts list:
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
Wire (insulated!!) 
Hot Glue
Electrical Tape (lots of electrical tape)
Soldering materials
Nuts, bolts, and other metal pieces used to attach servo to car trunk
Optional: Arduino Uno and breadboard (selectively conductive board used for prototyping) 

Tools:
Soldering Iron (and accompanying equipment) 
Wire Strippers
Plyers
Screw driver/wrench 
Computer
FTDI basic for uploading code to arduino: http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9716
Other tools that you will find necessary  

Picture: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6c/Electronics_tools_and_material.jpg

 
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Why do you have a computer hard disk, an old tape cassette reader, a graphics card, and either a dial-up modem or an Ethernet board pictured at the top right of the image?
duke2luke (author)  AJMansfield1 year ago
It is just a title picture. I could have set up all of my supplies and tools for a photoshoot but I choose to progress my electronic projects instead :)
Sorry if it was confusing.
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