The Token Ring has just started pre-sales for it’s attractive wearable bluetooth / NFC ring. They have released a rather fantastic video showing a world of automated door locks opening, logging into computers by knocking twice, starting a car without a key and even paying for transactions just by wearing this jewelry. However, looking a little closer there usual compatibility concerns come up. Will this ring work with my stuff?
Price – The ring is $250 – $299 based on finish options. The DoorLock and CarKey accessories are $100 each. It would be a $450 investment to get started.
DoorLock Compatibility – The DoorLock requires using tokens digital lock today.
Vehicle Compatibility – If your vehicle has a start button it involves sending in an extra key fob for your vehicle and receiving a custom programmed CarKey device which plugs into the vehicles OBD-II port.
Transit Card Compatibility – 80 transit systems supported by 2018. That is great if yours is on the list (which is not provided).
Access Card Compatibility – Swapping your work badge might be an option if it is HID SEOS based. The Token rings works with HID ICLASS SE and Multiclass SE readers.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.