Topic: RFID based Wake On Lan
Here's the a project I'm thinking of at the moment. Basically it's a small idea for saving power. Alot of us nerds out here leave our computers on, probably just for the sake of boot up times right?
My idea is to use a cheap reader like the Touchatag and either something like the marvell power plug computers or just a router with a usb port. Then when someone enters the house they can just put their tag on the reader and it will instantly send the wake up on lan command to the right computer.
How much power it would actually save, I'm not honestly sure. I already have the parts (Touchatag reader + ASUS Wl500g running DD-WRT) so it's just a case of software.
From what I can tell all I need to do is:
- Compile LibNFC for ARM
- Create a Daemon to do the job
So, what do people think? genius or dumbest idea ever?