WOOFcard RFID Card Registration + Attendance Tracking
Simple and spoof-proof attendance tracking with RFID cards!
Designed for the Yale Undergraduate Diversified Investments Group
Taking reliable attendance for recurring large group events is challenging. Measures such as QR code scans or requiring time-sensitive passwords can be circumvented by remote spoofers.
RFID tags can be very inexpensive if bought in bulk. They have to be brought on-site to check in. If the organization maintains a careful inventory of non-reprogramable cards, using RFID tags to keep track of attendance
This program is for use with 9600 baud 125Khz RFID Card Readers. It was tested with the SparkFun ID-12 Reader. It can be compiled and run in the Processing IDE.
- Requires a computer capable of running Processing + USB Ports
- FTDI Driver for processing the serial data
- Serial-port based RFID Reader
- 125 KHz EM 4100 or 4001 Cards
- Open the file in processing and click "Run"
- If you don't have an existing datafile, any new cards will prompt entering a new name.
- Once the card is in the database, you can check in once per session. (May restrict this to per day.)
- Type "quit" to save roster (The exit code can be edited in the configuration file).
- Generated CSV Files can be edited in a Spreadsheet, making integration with a non-technical team easy.
- Push checkins to a Google Spreadsheet via POST requests to a public google form
- Convert program to run headless on a raspberry pi and push data via Node Server
- Implement "dummy mode" that doesn't require an admin to be on site to authorize the addition of new cards