When you´re tearing downhill on your snowboard, it´s a little distracting to take off your glove and dig out your iPod just to, say, hit pause. Instead, build this simple radio-frequency ID system and control your iPod by waving your hand in front of your coat.
A tag sewn into your glove sends instructions to a reader stashed in your pocket.
Unwire Your iPod
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Assemble the Electronics:
This step requires some soldering; see the diagram above
Program the Board: Tell the microcontroller to read and process a signal from the RFID tag by plugging the microcontroller into your computer with a serial cable. Download the code here and copy it from your PC to the
Stash and Use: Slip an RFID tag into your glove, and plug the iJet remote receiver into the iPod. Stuff the electronic parts into a chest or sleeve pocket. Wave your glove within four inches of that pocket, and the music will pause, just in time for you to hear your friend shout â€Avalanche!â€
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