My “RFID Shelf”-project is a LACK shelf which is able to play music when you place an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tag on it. Essentially, you can say it’s an RFID controlled MP3 player. The reason for this project was I wanted to enable little kids to choose their own music or fairy tale like I did by switching tapes (or even vinyls) when I was a kid. In times of MP3 and Spotify that’s kind of hard, so I created this shelf.
Testing out the RFID Shelf with 3 different RFID tags, playing 3 different content.
See one of the first users of the RFID Shelf.
RFID cards can be assigned a folder containing MP3 files on a SD card, played when the card is put on the shelf. Using some creativity (and/or the Internet and a printer) those cards can be customized to represent their content, giving the kid the ability to distinguish them. A WiFi web interface gives you the ability to manage the files on the shelf and to program the cards.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.