[hackerspaces] Access control RFID pinpad enclosure halp

Pete Prodoehl raster at gmail.com
Wed Dec 23 00:35:12 CET 2015

Agreed! the payphone approach is awesome... I've seen weatherproofing 
accomplished with generous applications of Silicone caulk...


On 12/22/15 5:26 PM, Derek H wrote:
> I say you should absolutely work on getting that payphone enclosure 
> fixed up, because it's badass.
> For the reader,  why not just pick up an off the shelf solution that's 
> already waterproofed? In order to find one, I first need to know your 
> requirements. What type/frequency RFID cards are you already using? 
> How are you connecting to your access control board? Wiegand?
> On Dec 22, 2015 5:21 PM, "Rubin Abdi" <rubin at starset.net 
> <mailto:rubin at starset.net>> wrote:
>     Noisebridge's trusty gutted payphone turned into an outdoor access
>     control pinpad/RFID reader has died today. After initial
>     observation it seems the rain that everyone's been asking for has
>     finally shown up and gotten inside the thing. We can open it up
>     and clean it out and most likely get it running again, but
>     remounting the thing is a pain and the process of weatherproofing
>     it isn't going to be easy.
>     I am looking for one of two things...
>     1. Recommendations on an affordable out door enclosure, can be
>     securely attached to a gate
>     (https://goo.gl/photos/YgMhVAGUasEtDWoB8), has a weatherproof
>     pinpad, plastic window to read RFID through, and potentially
>     another window for a small display to be mounted against. Bonus
>     points if we can order this and get it delivered soon.
>     2. Such a thing as the item above, that your hacker space has a
>     spare of and is wanting to either get rid of it or sell it to us
>     for a reasonable cost.
>     Any help would be appreciated.
>     Also if you're curious how our system works...
>     https://github.com/hzeller/rfid-access-control
>     Thanks!
>     -- 
>     Rubin
>     rubin at starset.net <mailto:rubin at starset.net>
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