Digital Designer Dhani Sutanto has hacked into London's Oyster travelcard and transformed it into a wearable ring. 

 

The hack involves submerging the card into acetone in order  to remove the chip and antenna. Once removed, the chip and antenna are embedded in a resin ring. 

 

 

I'm assuming it will be a bit difficult to refill the hacked ring but I'm loving the exploration of using alternative objects other than cards (and mobile phones) for transportation payment. 

 

Sutanto does warn you that hacking into an Oyster card is illegal. Let's hope we don't get him into trouble. 

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Tags: Hacking, RFID

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Comment by Dougie Kinnear on July 6, 2012 at 12:48am

Even though this is a great idea, not least because it saves people having to get out their wallets or purses to use their card (reducing the risk of having it stolen), it is illegal to damage a card because it remains the property of TfL. A friend was fined for doing this a while ago. TfL should be encouraging this, not fining people for being creative.

Comment by meg on July 4, 2012 at 1:33am

love this!




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