[joke mode on]Your message reminds me to a local leader of a political party - he talks something, you don't know what and why, but you feel that he doesn't know much about the subject and is afraid this to be found out. The worst thing is that he expects you to solve these undefined issues...[joke mode off]cisco_kid wrote:Suggestions, comments are welcomed.
[joke mode on]Thank you for the helpful post, I'm hope your business also benefits from your jokes as well[joke mode off]FLYFISH TECHNOLOGIES wrote:Hi,[joke mode on]Your message reminds me to a local leader of a political party - he talks something, you don't know what and why, but you feel that he doesn't know much about the subject and is afraid this to be found out. The worst thing is that he expects you to solve these undefined issues...[joke mode off]cisco_kid wrote:Suggestions, comments are welcomed.
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This is an option, thanks. I thought about this and wanted to be sure when someone looks at the tablet they don't know it's a remote desktop to another PC. Are there any reliable LCD screens that can do the same job? I heard some need to be calibrated before you use it.riklaunim wrote:Tablet can SSH into RPi, or use another serial connection via USB or Bluetooth UART. Then you would get the terminal on RPi. Some VNC application would allow getting desktop on RPi.
I came across WEBIOPI awhile ago, but can it be integrated with RFID door tags?Cancelor wrote:It isn't too clear what you have in mind but have you looked at WebIOPI?
Thanks riklaunim, I had already purchased the Adafruit PN532 NFC/RFID breakout board and it doesn't display like a keyboard. It displays similar to this:riklaunim wrote:Basic RFID readers emulate keyboards. If you keep focus on a form field reading the tag will print its ID into that field and submit the form. Backend web application can then check if the code is valid and can be granted access
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ISO/IEC 1xxxxA (106 kbps) target: ATQA (SENS_RES): 00 xx UID (NFCID1): xx fb xx d0 SAK (SEL_RES): xx
Thanks for the suggestion, however I'm looking for something a little bigger, perhaps a 7 inch screen.scotty101 wrote:Have you considered using the Adafruit PiTFT rather than the tablet?
It would be quite simple to create an application that could accept a pin from the user to allow access.
ruklaunim, thanks for the idea. I'm not too savvy with Android, but your suggestion is possible. Will this mean I can eliminate the Raspberry Pi all together? (pin app on Android interacting with the Arduino)riklaunim wrote:I see serial RX/TX on it. If it has all the features you need you can handle it even with the tablet using USB or Bluetooth UART adapter if you want to write an Android app... if on Raspberry then you can VNC the desktop to laptop or use something like Atrix Lapdock (HDMI screen, touchpad, keyboard). Simple desktop app can handle the RFID/NFC via serial and do other actions if needed.
If you'd go with UART-over-bluetooth, you need a bluetooth interface with SPP profile (eg. HC-05 or HC-06 module) on Arduino side and an Android communication app handling bluetooth.cisco_kid wrote:Do you or know anyone who has examples of interacting Android with the Arduino?
The wheels are now turning. I will still need Arduino because I intend to use a door strike with the system, so it will act like a micro controller for door release, etc. I didn't think of NFC with the Android Tablet either. In your suggestion, I wouldn't really need the Pi. I intend to use the Pi later for a central database, but it seems it's not necessary for the system to work independently. Now...to develop an app. Any suggestions for a newbie such as myself?riklaunim wrote:There are even books about Android + Arduino. In your case you don't need Arduino if that RFID/NFC reader is the only device you want to plug in. USB/Bluetooth UART dongle is all you need (for serial communication).
hm......... if you use NFC enabled phone or tablet then you won't need that RFID/NFC reader as the phone will be able to read NFC tags - so only software would have to be written (read, check if the string is valid, do action etc.).