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SMARTCARDS

V. Ryan 2002

 

The Smartcard Control System shown below operates through the use of a credit card size Smartcard which stores a program written on computer software. Memory on the card stores the program and the card can be pushed into a smartcard reader which then follows the program. The smartcard reader (controller) has inputs and outputs - for example, the reader can switch on motors, lights, sound and other output devices. All this depends on the program stored on the card.  (All this is discussed in more detail later).

INPUT DEVICES INCLUDE:

micro-switches,

push switches,

pressure pads,

sensor circuits

and many more....

THE READER/CONTROLLER

This device reads the program on the card and carries out the instructions - turning on motors, LEDs, buzzers etc...

OUTPUT DEVICES INCLUDE:

motors,

bulbs,

LEDs,

counters,

solenoids

and many more....

 

Smartcards are ideal for school control projects and can be used in place of Pic-microcontrollers, to control robotic devices designed and built by pupils. Any of the projects discussed in the Pic-microcontroller section could almost as easily be controlled by a smartcard system.

 

 

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