Quick Project: DIY USB RGB Fingerprint Reader

I just felt like making a very quick cool project so when I saw this serial fingerprint reader module for arduino on eBay I knew I had to get one to play with. In this video I demo my modded fingerprint sensor used as a windows login/logout USB security device. I removed the original monochromatic green LED, sanded down a 5050 RGB LED to fit, and then stuffed it inside where the original LED went. Now my sensor can light up in over 16 billion colors for feedback. With this I added a cool fading animation and software to allow my arduino to act as a keyboard to type passwords or put the computer to sleep with a simple touch of the correct finger. Now I just need to miniaturize the circuitry and 3D print a custom case.

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Special thanks to Eric Skiff for freely providing the music used in this video off his album Resistor Anthems. His music can be found at http://ericskiff.com/music/

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Comments

Tech James says:

Very cool! Ever thought of making a live subscriber counter?

twoodall88 says:

Awesome video! I have a bunch of key combos I have to use for work, I might pick up one of those Leonardos to save myself some time.

Weeaboo Karwan says:

Are you using the raspberry pi to control it?

Matia_orignal says:

thats really cool

Cesar Melendrez says:

eventually you will forget your computer password and that finger reader won’t work when you most need it

Zachery Frent says:

When’s that rgb backlight touch senor gameboy tutorial comin?

destefanokyle says:

It can wake up your computer, but can it wake me up inside?

Plasnes says:

WOW! That is amazing!

adkodiyan says:

Can you check you the 50w driverless LEDs? They are 2 dollars shipped and I thought they are cool. I have one and it works pretty well. I am doing a projector led mod. Do you know any good heatsinks for this?

Minky Mincey says:

nice

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