Man with excellent taste in music controls his Google speakers with RFID tags


Define “useful.” I mean, sure, it’s not hard to talk to Google or Alexa and ask for music. They mishear you half the time, but that’s probably your fault. So why would you bother to print and craft dozens of custom RFID tags to control your music? Don’t you have must-see television to be watching?

Well, someone named “hoveeman” on GitHub and YouTube can’t hear the haters because he’s too busy listening to the Trolls soundtrack and Pet Sounds on his custom-built, whole-home, RFID-controlled audio system, which was recently spotted by Android Police.

Hoveeman wired an RFID reader to a Raspberry Pi Zero and hid them under a table. When he swipes one of his album art-adorned RFID tags, the Pi Zero informs his Home Assistant home automation…

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