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RFiDJ, Wireless Tactile Music Control

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RFiDJ, Wireless Tactile Music Control

Created by Victor Laynez

This is another one of those projects that has the potential to define a new era in future products. Victor always liked to relax to some music when he got home from work, but turning on his HTPC, logging in, and selecting a playlist felt just a bit too clumsy for his liking. He came up with an extremely elegant solution using picture-frame coasters and RFID chips. RFID is a type of wireless technology that utilizes ultra-low power usage to allow for very short distance wireless communications. Victor combined the RFID chips with the coasters to be used with a specialized RFID reading table. Each coaster can be paired to represent things like a radio station, playlist, or album. The end result is that Victor comes home, chooses a coaster, and sets it on the table to start playing his music. For more information on RFiDJ and videos of it in action, you can see Victor's Website.

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