Was just cleaning up one of my backup drives and found the logo from my old BarryGrussling.com website:
Web 1.0 anybody? Thanks goodness for WordPress. I no longer spend hours fighting my content management system (just minutes most of the time).
This webpage is dedicated to the hard work I put into my assembly project. I was asked to think of something useful to do with a Cygnal 8051 processor. I decided to put a webpage up detailing some of my findings. (This page was also a requirement 🙂
All in all, there isn’t much to it. I got a keypad like you would see in a payphone from my school. This keypad has no identify marks and no brandname. It has 8 lines on it. 1 line is a common and the other 7 are data lines. For every button you press, two data lines go high. From this information you can find out what button was pressed.
My complete, commented source code is available here. Hopefully you can find it useful.
I also have the complete manual for the BG Keypad 2000 online. You can access that resource here.
This product that I made will do the following:
Lets look at these features individually.
This system has capabilities to store user passwords for up to 9 users! That means that you can add and remove access to your door easily. Going on vacation and want to be able to give your neighbor temporary access to your house. With the BG Keypad 2000 it is easy. See the manual for further details.
User Programable via keypad
This system is completely customizable with only the keypad. No tricky jumpers to configure or complicated subsystems to figure out. Just type away. You can add/delete users, change passwords, and do just about anything with the BG Keypad 2000.
Flash Back-up for power failures
Lets say you are away from the house and the power goes out. Well, your in luck. The BG Keypad 2000 will retain data such as the keycodes even without power. When other systems leave you locked out, this one keeps on going. This is accomplished with state of the art flash technology which allows us to store you personal data in a secure and stable fashion.
In the future, I may bring you updated versions with advanced features such as logging of entry and even more features. With the Keypad 2000, you can be assured of having the best system without having to worry about costly hardware upgrades.
As part of our academic curriculum in college, we got to make conways competitive game of life!
If you want to see what source code written by a group of ~8 college freshman looks like then today is your lucky day: life8