Final year project narrowing help needed. IT/Network/Electronics
Posted on 2011-10-17
I'm a student doing my final year project this year, and I've had a couple good ideas for projects. One was to create a simple tool that would allow a user to upload a file (potentially unlimited in size, within reason) which would be locally encrypted, sent via a proprietary protocol to a web server which could be retrieved using a generated key that the uploader could distribute. It has a few applications such as in the legal industry where the integrity of documents is important.
However, as great an idea as it was, it would involve quite a bit of code and programming isn't my strong suit. I can analyse, understand and adapt existing code but I'm terrible at generating it. So I looked at what I was good at:
Various network-related skills
Databases, particularly with MS Access
Electronics, to a bread-board level (incorporating logic gates, environmental sensors, etc)
I was considering an RFID entry system for hospital use as the contactless technology would improve hygiene in a sense, but I don't know what kind of hardware is available. Whether I can get pre-paired RFID emitters and tags that would trigger an output from them, for example.
Sorry about the length of this post. Its gone on but hopefully you have an idea. Any help would be really, really appreciated.
Thanks in advance.