Electronic Door Lock Uses QR Codes As Keys

By Jason Fitzpatrick on September 18th, 2012

We’ve seen magnetic cards and RFID cards used as keys before, but QR codes? Check out the video to see how a group of Cornell University students developed a visual key card.

Rather than use magnetic stripes or RFID proximity antennas, their build relies on decoding a passkey stored in a QR code–check out the above video to see it in action and hit up the link below for more information.

QR Code Door Lock [via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 09/18/12
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