[sudo-access] Keycard access for new omni office?
dkeenan44 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 27 15:57:30 PST 2016
Thanks for coordinating this Jake -- for this project, I can generally make
myself available to help in a semi-unskilled manner either:
- late evenings Tu-Th (after 9p) or
- early mornings M-F (before 9:30a)
My weekends are generally tied up unfo -
I can do:
- physical installs, wiring / low-voltage electrical, basic carpentry
- software installs, basic dba & scripting, debug
Programming node tho, I'm pretty inexperienced but avail to assist
If you are there late Tuesday I can stop by. I could install one of the
electronic throws, for example? Or anything I can do - just point me in the
On Sun, Nov 27, 2016 at 3:00 PM Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:
> OK so these RFID modules (and electric door strikes) have arrived and now
> it's time to wire them up and get them working as door access controls.
> Ideally we will have them also do magstripe access since we're already
> sortof doing that for a lot of people, we should probably support both
> rather than forcing people to migrate one way or the other...
> what hardware should we use as the "computer" behind each of these doors?
> It should be able to talk to these RFID readers, as well as a magstripe
> reader ideally. More beaglebone blacks or something else?
> I wish we could use an openWRT router for door access computers, but there
> is no way node is going to run on them as you can see here:
> maybe these doors (other than the front door) can be openWRT nodes which
> communicate to the front door computer for authentication, and that way all
> they need to do is host their RFID/magstripe reader?
> who realistically has time and is able to help me make this happen?
> On Wed, 2 Nov 2016, Jake wrote:
> > we probably want to switch to RFID tags instead of magnetic stripe cards,
> > in which case we need to carefully choose a good RFID reader of the right
> > kind.
> > fortunately this has basically already been done at Noisebridge to some
> > extent, as seen in this repository:
> > https://github.com/noisebridge/rfid-access-control
> > the hardware they chose is seen here:
> > tragically, their high-level software is in go:
> > so we'll probably continue using doorjam, which is in node and has been
> > working well enough for a while now on the front door, and i'm able to
> > maintain that.
> > i guess the only question is, do we make the new door use RFID tags
> only, and
> > add an RFID reader to the front door, and then gradually phase out RFID?
> > and that giant box of RFID watches that we have... do they work on these
> > types of readers? that's something we need to find out.
> > basically, you should order a couple of these:
> > and we will start playing with it to make something work.
> > In the meantime, we already have at least two electrically-operated door
> > strikes, that look SORT OF like this:
> > https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41njszNqHGL._SY355_.jpg
> > you can install one in the door you're talking about and get it working
> > physically, and then we'll be much closer to finishing the whole job.
> > -jake
> > On Wed, 2 Nov 2016, David Keenan wrote:
> >> Hi Jake and Marc,
> >> I wanted to spearhead keycard access for the new omni office
> >> (ex-'treatmenent room', near TIL.) Plumbing improvements are scheduled
> >> CCL, and Phat Beets will need to revamp to the Omni office temporarily
> >> while concrete saws have at it in their current office, in order to
> >> connectbup CCL's drain.
> >> How might we best go about adding keycard access to another room, and
> >> can I help? I am happy to order and install as much as I can, as long
> as I
> >> have a shopping list.
> >> Dk
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