Lock USB ports via a PIC-based smart card reader

in project logs by DP | 7 comments

Giorgos is designing smart card lock for his USB ports. His board features a PIC-based  smart-card reader that unlocks a USB hub only if the right smart-card is inserted.

What i am making here is a USB lock with smartcard key. The idea is that a phonecard reader made with a PIC micro will be able to store a number of different phonecards into memory. Whenever one of these cards is inserted into the slot, it will activate a 4-ports USB On/Off switch. If the card is removed, the USB ports will be de-activated.

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Comments

  1. Destate9 says:

    Looks like the board arrived ahead of schedule… it says “July 7 2012″…

  2. mike says:

    is that comic sans?!

  3. megabug says:

    OR MAYBE IT’S FROM THE FUTURE!!!! AHHHHHHHH!!! :D

  4. kevin says:

    By the way, this is a cool project.

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