I have been tinkering around on a side project for little while now, and it is now stable enough to share. Zuul gives you the ability to give conditional access to particle devices via keys with date, time, and access frequency limits.
I was making a small web app for a door lock and decided the effort was best spent making something more generalized. I wanted to be able to make a lock for my buddy (who has no electronics experience) that would allow him to give access to friends/family with certain restrictions. Maybe he wanted to only give access for one month, or only during the day, or only a few times each week, or even some combination of all of those. Zuul was born from this need.
Have a look at the README or the hackster page to get an idea of what it’s all about.
Zuuljs.com is currently up if you’d like to try it out. The build works pretty much out of the box on Openshift, so if you’d like, definitely clone the github repo and push up your own copy. You’ll need node, mysql, and mongo cartridges, and you’ll need to run the db create script (./config/zuul-create.sql) on the mysql instance.
I have a lot more planned with Zuul. it’s still very much in development. I have ideas on where I’d like it to go, but if this is useful to others I am more than open to veering course to make it more broadly useful.
This was a large learning experience for myself as well, explored a lot of new concepts while making this. That being said if you see something out of wack, a security flaw, or something that could be improved please please please tell me. Some less than ideal design choices were made in the interest of rapid prototyping and protecting my mental health. Now that things are in a more stable place I plan on doing quite a bit of cleanup and removal of redundant code.
If you’d like to help contribute that would be rad, though my time is pretty limited at the moment so close collaboration is difficult for me at the moment.
My project site is located at TinkerTamper.com if you’d like to reach out or learn more. Let me know what you guys think!