The Bad ASS Controller with RFID replaces this kit.
This kit is no longer available.
Get going fast with a preconfigured RFID kit with the FX450 Controller and 4 FX200 RFID Readers,10 RFID tags (spares), and 10 ft of connection wire. Select above for enclosure and power supply.
Professional grade controller suitable for props or room control for escape rooms. The controller leverages the programming familiarity of Arduino but provides industrial type interfaces for inputs, outputs, sensors, and networks.
The standard game is a match game. When all 4 props are placed in the proper location, the relay will disengage. This can be used to drive a maglock or other control device.
The FX450 includes a RS-485 network interface which is compatible with the FX200 RFID reader system. When enabled and the software is appropriately configured, the FX450 can create large match games where 1 to 100 props must be in place for a puzzle to solve. Also, it can support a network bridge function where RFID tags can be read into a host system (like MQTT and Node-Red) for dynamic and complex logic. A minimal, configurable match game is provided in the FX-Framework, however more advanced logic and control may require additional development by us or another developer.
Typically, when using hobbyist 'Arduino' controllers, many additional relays, drivers, inputs, and filters must be added for a reliable system which takes time and expertise. The FX450 Controller addresses this problem while providing and consistent and repeatable interface for scale and familiarity. No more is every prop a science project where only the expert can assemble it.
This controller is optimal for most type of escape room prop control applications, and much more. It saves time and money for installers as it can be wired up and replaced very easily due to its pluggable headers. For developers, it frees them up to focus on code and control and not hand wiring/soldering development boards together. If you are building more than 1 prop, this controller is for you.
Expansion: Depending on programming, the FX450 is suitable to control a wide variety of props. Besides the special RFID/RS-485 network capability, it can receive button presses, scan a button matrix, and sensor inputs and control motors, solenoids, lights, and more. There are also many FX compatible expansion options for more inputs, outputs, serial devices, displays, or analog. Additionally, you can use your own I2C devices under the control of the FX450 via the exposed 6 pin I2C header.