Looks nice, simple to use and effective.
I like the RGB LED too. I think it is much neater than having 3 seperate LEDs...
I like the programming card but not so sure about the eraser card. I suppose if you have a small number of people then it'll be good Smiley
Is there any way that if a person takes the outside box apart they can open the door? (Without the RFID tag that is), or is it only the antenna of the reader in the box? (and the LED)
I know the eraser card is not the best solution, but I had little other options I could thing of, and yes - the most cards ever added to the system will be about 10, so it wouldn't be too terrible to have to add them all back if I need to erase one.
What happens when power is out - can you still operate the door using a regular key with and without power?
this door is a back door so there is another exit, but being a back door, it must have a "panic bar" because it is a fire exit. In case of power failure, no one would need to enter this door and anyone inside would be able to "slam" it open.
I was originally gonna put a big red "exit" button on the inside, but there was no reason for it as I have just stated.
At the very last of the movie, a box mounted on the wall inside is shown, and text saying that it houses the arduino.
So I guess that it is only the reader and led in the outside box
you are correct.
The "outside box" was a blessing. I had no idea what I was going to use to water proof this thing outside. I was at my local home improvement store and just wandered the aisles until this thing popped up in front of my. its a "weather proof gang box" Its intended use is put it over an electrical outlet outside of your home. Once I had all the components inside and had it all working correctly I siliconed the box shut. So I could get it open if I had to, but at the same time...its shut really well - and completely rain proof.
Thanks for looking guys
P.S. - I luv the tri-color LED too