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09-16-2006, 08:08 AM
Has anyone did work with these? any information on using it in a car application? i know some of the new cars start only to the thumb of the owner. I would be interested in somthing like this if anyone knows what thier doing or has any information on possibly buying one of these and applying it i would be very thankful!
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09-16-2006, 11:46 AM
Most of the ones you can get are USB devices, not so good for the stamp applications.
09-16-2006, 11:54 AM
Saelig Electronics is now selling the USBwiz from GHI Electronics. This is an interface to MMC/SD cards or USB devices (not both at the same time - you have to command it to switch from one to the other). It can talk serial, I2C, and SPI, knows about FAT16 and FAT32, talks to keychain USB flash drives, simple printers, and keyboards and mice. If the fingerprint reader can behave like a keyboard or other HID, this might allow its use from a Stamp. You can download a complete manual and tutorial on its use from GHI Electronics <http://www.ghielectronics.com/>. I've just gotten one and will be experimenting with it over the next few weeks.
09-18-2006, 09:03 AM
Mike Green (http://forums.parallax.com/member.php?u=41756)
Please keep us post how this experimenting··turn out
I will· be watch this post to see how your experimenting·turn out
09-19-2006, 06:00 AM
Most readers are dumb terminals, meaning they rely on a PC to do the processing to determine a match. Someone found a stand-alone unit (for around $400 if I remember). Use search.parallax.com to find the thread.
Paul Baker (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
Propeller Applications Engineer
Parallax, Inc. (http://www.parallax.com)