Biometric security toy box by Grant Gibson

A couple of weeks ago Apple announced the new iPhone 5s with Touch ID, a fingerprint identity sensor that replaces the need for a conventional PIN number or password. It got me thinking… wouldn’t it be cool to make a lockable toy box with fingerprint access for my son’s toy car collection.

At the heart of the system is an Arduino Uno and an Optical Fingerprint Sensor from Adafruit. The box uses a standard hobby servo as the latch to lock and unlock the lid based on the fingerprint detected.

via Grant Gibson » Biometric security toy box.

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