All posts tagged NFC

Makerprojects: Getting a toddler to automatically play music on a Sonos with NFC tags

Printing out NFC tags

After using my much loved Sonos Play:5 for a while I started thinking about how I could include it in my Smarthome project. This was before I got my hands on the Vera Lite and before my daughter Ada started crawling around. After watching her fiddle with my iPad and not really getting anywhere with it, except continously pressing the home button to exit whatever game I was trying to get her interested in. It was then I realized that however gifted one sees your own child Ada was not equipped with the motoric skills yet required to start her favourite songs for example on our livingroom Play:5 speaker. I have been itching to try a proper project with NFC tags out as I find the act of making something digital happen through physical interaction fascinating. I realized that physical NFC tags were the perfect way for her to interact with digital interfaces like starting a song she likes on the Sonos speaker. So how do you make this magic happen? Pay close attention after the break!

PS: Aren’t my self printed NFC tags awesome???

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My daughter controlling the music on the stereo with NFC-tags

It worked! Beta tested the setup I made with my daugher Ada and she loved it! I programmed the various NFC-tags with different types of music and let her chose which songs she wanted to listen to. She can control it by touching the NFC-tags to my phone and starting a song. This was also an excuse to play with my new Hero 3 action cam..

Prosjekt Leilighet 2.0 – Innkjøp av smarthusgateway og Poly-Control lås

Poly Control Z-Wave Lock


Etter å ha gått igjennom de ulike protokollene som finnes på smarthusmarkedet i forrige innlegg tenkte jeg nå å gå litt videre for å se på første fase av Leilighet 2.0-prosjektet mitt. Jeg har valgt Z-Wave som teknologi, selv om jeg anbefalte Zigbee som det beste valget da jeg leverte masteroppgaven min. Dette rett og slett fordi at jeg ikke har funnet produkter som jeg er fornøyd med i Zigbee sitt sortiment. Jeg er helt ærlig litt lei av å vente og ser nå at Z-Wave tilbyr de produktene jeg ønsker med mulighet for kontroll fra diverse smarte enheter som telefon og nettbrett. Det å kjøpe en totalløsning er dessverre litt for dyrt fortsatt, så jeg starter i det små med smarthushjernen, en Z-Wave gateway, og siden jeg uansett må bytte ut ytterdøren min så inkluderer jeg og en Poly-Control lås som man kan åpne med NFC, Bluetooth, RFID eller fra mobiltelefonen over Internett.

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