Since a year I am the happy owner of a RFID Cat Flap. This flap responds to the micro chip in the neck of our cat and only unlocks the flap when our cat is in front of it, and stays locked for other cats trying to get in.
Some details about the cat flap:
Petporte Smart Flap - Model PP0203
Responds to RFID microchip: FDX-B
The manufacturer was developing a computer control device which made it possible to connect the cat flap to the computer, so you can see when your cat enters the flap. I don't see the important use for this, but it would sure be nice to play with it
But now the company has been promising this computer control accessory since more than a year and I don't think it will come out soon.
I'm hoping that it is possible to connect it through a USB interface on the board inside the flap. I'm going to try to make a connection myself, maybe some of you know this flap already and have some tips?
I uploaded some photos of the device.
The chips on the board have the following text written on it (in case you can't read it from the photo's):PIC16F886 (CMOS FLASH-based 8-bit microcontroller)
09013M38AA0R6M E4 (DC Motor controller)
I'll let you know when I have more information about the connection I'm trying to make. Tips are more than welcome!