[hackerspaces] RFID access was Re: WordPress websites - what features/plugins and configurations do your spaces use?

Shirley Hicks shirley at velochicdesign.com
Wed Dec 2 00:40:05 CET 2015

> On Nov 5, 2015, at 11:31 AM, sheila miguez <shekay at pobox.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 1, 2015 at 10:48 AM, Bob Baddeley <hackerspace-discuss at bobbaddeley.com <mailto:hackerspace-discuss at bobbaddeley.com>> wrote:
> Then it gets cool. We built another plugin on top of all these that manages 'machines' in the space and their usage. We have RFID keys for door access, and Raspberry Pi's at the doors. When an RFID is swiped, the pi makes a web service request to our plugin to check the membership and permission level of that user and allows them access. We have some caching in place in case the web goes down, but essentially we have a web interface that controls who has access to what physical things. We've also tied this system in to our laser cutter, where we not only enable/disable the laser based on whether the person has been trained, but we track the length of the job and charge against their account funds for how many seconds of laser time (since the laser tube is a consumable). We have a scale next to our 3D printer area with a pi that lets you pay for plastic parts using account funds as well.
> This is really interesting and I would like more details!
So would I. And thanks for sharing the details! I’m finally compiling the list.

— Shirley

> At PS1 we have a similar door control system that makes service requests to our member site. We use it to manage member information rather than a wiki plugin.

> I would like to know how you have tied your system in to the laser cutter and other tools.
> -- 
> shekay at pobox.com <mailto:shekay at pobox.com>_______________________________________________
> Discuss mailing list
> Discuss at lists.hackerspaces.org
> http://lists.hackerspaces.org/mailman/listinfo/discuss

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.hackerspaces.org/pipermail/discuss/attachments/20151201/23461228/attachment-0001.html>

More information about the Discuss mailing list