Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
KeyDuino is the easiest way to build an NFC project with Arduino environment
KeyDuino is the easiest way to build an NFC project with Arduino environment
KeyDuino is the easiest way to build an NFC project with Arduino environment
256 backers pledged €14,434 to help bring this project to life.

About

KeyDuino - The quick & easy way to build NFC enabled things project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

KeyDuino - The quick & easy way to build NFC enabled things

€14,434

256

KeyDuino, the quick and easy way to build NFC enabled things

Keyduino is an Arduino compatible development board with built-in NFC (Near-Field Communication).

KeyDuino is the easiest way to build an NFC project with the benefit of  Arduino.

NFC or Near Field Communication is a standards-based short range wireless connectivity technology that enables making transactions, exchanging digital content or connecting electronic devices with a simple touch.  

NFC is compatible with hundreds of millions of smartphones, contactless cards and readers already deployed worldwide.

KeyDuino greatly simplifies the development of your NFC projects thanks to the simplicity of Arduino platform. 

KeyDuino will be the bridge that helps you wirelessly interact with your environment, drive motors, unlock strikes, control relays, read from a temperature sensor and all thanks to built in NFC connectivity, right out of the box.

The KeyDuino development board is Arduino Leonardo hardware (with a few exceptions, see Q/A) and software compatible .  

Since the KeyDuino is based on the Arduino Leonardo (ATMEGA32U4) all code that runs on an Arduino Leonardo can also run on a KeyDuino 

The main use of KeyDuino will be access control. Examples such as accessing your home's front door, your drawer or even your car door are all easily realizable with the KeyDuino.

To sum up; The Keyduino makes replacing your keys with your smartphone, the NFC Ring or any proximity card, a reality.

Reading & writing the content of an NFC tag or establish a peer to peer communication between KeyDuino and an NFC smartphone is easy !

But of course, the KeyDuino is not limited to just access control. The possibilities are endless!

Measure your electricity consumption
Measure your electricity consumption
NFC led control
NFC led control
NFC robot
NFC robot
 

In addition to these numerous projects, KeyDuino is also a fantastic way to teach yourself or others about NFC technology.

That's why we are developing an Android application to help establish peer to peer communication. For example, with that app, you can control every pin or receive an analog mesure from the KeyDuino without any contact !

* The deluxe packs will allow you to get any 2013 models, in any size, from the NFC ring website. (Signature, V1ntage, Alpha Signature)

We have worked with the official NFC Ring® Team to build a special KeyDuino compatible NFC Ring® for our Deluxe Classic and Deluxe Control pledge levels.
We have worked with the official NFC Ring® Team to build a special KeyDuino compatible NFC Ring® for our Deluxe Classic and Deluxe Control pledge levels.

 There is still work to be done! We want to develop a custom library, more application samples and great tutorials so that anyone can quickly and very easily create their own applications!

Evolution of KeyDuino
Evolution of KeyDuino

The CITC is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of promoting IoT and contactless technologies like NFC and many others. 

We realized that bringing all the simplicity of Arduino and also its large ecosystem into the realm of NFC would be a fantastic way to help many people discover, understand and use NFC.

  • Same size as an Arduino Leonardo
  • Uses NXP PN532 chip for NFC
  • Includes KeyDuino library
  •  
  • Input Voltage (Jack) – 7-12volts
  • On board 5v & 3.3v regulator
  • GPIO Pins – 20
  • PWM channels – 7
  • Analog input channels – 12
  • Serial Communication: software UART, software SPI, I2C
  • DC Current per I/O Pin - 40 mA
  •  
  • Processor : ATMEGA 32u4
  • Flash Memory - 32 KB.
  • 4KB used by bootloader.
  • SRAM - 2.5 KB
  • EEPROM - 1 KB
  • Clock Speed - 16 MHz
  • LED’s for serial communication (RX, TX), supply & D13
  • NFC – PN532 connected by HSU
  •  

http://www.citc-eurarfid.com/

www.elecrow.com

http://nfcring.com/

  • If the crowdfunding reaches 18k€ (instead of 25k€), every KeyDuino board will be sent with a small external antenna, really convenient to put the reading spot anywhere you want!
  • If the crowdfunding reaches 25k€ (instead of 30k€), every KeyDuino board will be sent with a big external antenna, increasing the reading range by three times!
< Click here >
< Click here >

Risks and challenges

The production itself of the KeyDuino boards will require a great deal of effort, since we are commited to ship only fully-tested, zero defect boards. To achieve this goal we will put in place very strict quality control procedures.

On a first small pre-release batch produced by ELECROW we achieved 100% compliance, so we are fairly confident that we can achieve our goal.

On the software side, we are commited to deliver a library with a comprehensive set of functions and features. Our main design goals for the library are:

- It should make it simple for newbees to develop their first NFC applications.

- It should not hinder experienced developers to do complex stuff

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge €1 or more About US$ 1.17

    Thank you so much for supporting KeyDuino, you will get the project updates and our eternal gratitude!
    Also, with that pledge you help to make KeyDuino open source !

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    10 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge €10 or more About $12

    CURIOUS PACK: curious about NFC technology? Get 2 KeyDuino NFC tags

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge €25 or more About $29

    SUPER EARLY BIRD: You will get a KeyDuino the USB cable PLUS 2 NFC tags at a really special price

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 9 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Reward no longer available

    Pledge €30 or more About $35

    EARLY BIRD: You will get a KeyDuino with USB cable PLUS 2 NFC tags at a special price

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 15 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge €35 or more About $41

    CLASSIC PACK: You will get a KeyDuino with USB cable PLUS 2 NFC tags

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    62 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge €45 or more About $53

    CONTROL PACK: You will get a KeyDuino with USB cable PLUS a relay shields PLUS 2 NFC tags

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    95 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge €65 or more About $76

    DUAL PACK: You will get 2 KeyDuino with USB cable PLUS 3 NFC tags

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    8 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge €70 or more About $82

    SUPER PACK: You will get 2 KeyDuino with USB cable PLUS a relay shields PLUS 3 NFC tags

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    30 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge €75 or more About $88

    DELUXE CLASSIC PACK: You will get a KeyDuino with USB cable PLUS a NFC ring PLUS 2 NFC tags

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge €85 or more About $99

    DELUXE CONTROL PACK: You will get a KeyDuino with USB cable PLUS a NFC ring PLUS a relay shields PLUS 2 NFC tags

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    12 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge €140 or more About $163

    MEGA PACK: You will get 4 KeyDuino with USB cable PLUS 2 relay shields PLUS 6 NFC tags

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    8 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge €205 or more About $239

    MASTER PACK: You will get 6 KeyDuino with USB cable PLUS 3 relay shields PLUS 12 NFC tags

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    4 backers
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)