Opening garage door with fingerprint

There are still majority garages that can be opened with regular key. This is probably least secure way of protecting property – especially with standard locks. As you may know, most of standard locks can be picked in a minute. In order to be more safe, better install more secure lock with sophisticated key or go with electronic based system. Joebarteam have shared his instructable, where he built a fingerprint lock system for his garage. The basics of electronics is built around Arduino micro which reads electronic finger print scanner through serial interface. A bunch of limit switches ensure that closed, opened rood is detected correctly, also there are few fail-safe mechanism implemented that makes system power efficient and even safer. Mechanical lock is moved with stepper motor and seems really well made. Whole electronics is assembled and organized very tidy and looks professional. Everything is put in to enclosures, some of them are standard, other 3D printed. Wiring is placed in to electric pipes. This project is great example how project has to be finished to the final stage. Continue reading

Networked Biometric Authentication: The Intelligent Fingerprint Identifier!

When you’re still a child, you might want to become some superheroes, such as Superman, Batman, Spiderman or even Inspector Gadget, isn’t it? For those of you that want to fulfill their childhood’s dream, then this Networked Biometric Authentication can turn your dream into real! If you refer to the above figure, you might doubt with its function. The truth is, it more than you’re thinking here! For your information, this project produces an intelligent system, where it can capture a user’s fingerprint and authenticates it against a database via Ethernet communication. All of the authentication results are being displayed via two color LEDs! The Networked Biometric Authentication is starting to have its own market, thanks to the increasing need for securing data field. Although this networked biometric authentication is much smaller than the ordinary types, but it’s more efficient than others, which it can be used to secure doorways throughout a complex. In this project, you’ll need to use a fingerprint cards capacitance based fingerprint scanner as the capturing device. All the data is going to be captured by… Continue reading