Project: Oyster Card Hacking - London Hackspace Wiki. Description. Extracting the chip from an Oyster card. Components Oyster card Acetone (commonly found in nail polish remover)Process Submerge card in acetone until it softens.
Peel off layer of plastic and submerge again. Repeat until chip is visible. The wire for the antenna of the chip is very fine so it's easier and quicker to extract the chip without it and opt to solder on your own antenna. The contacts on the chip are also quite weak so care has to be taken not to break them off. The contacts look like wings on either side of the chip and should be easy to spot if you look at where the aerial connects to the chip. Encasing the chip in something like hot glue will help prevent the antenna detaching. For what it's worth, the aerial in the card is about 1.
Gallery. Beginning the process of peeling off the plastic layers after having submerged the card in acetone for a few hours. A naked Oyster card. A naked Oyster card in acetone to further soften it up. Oyster card chip extracted, soldered with new antenna and encased in hot glue. Oyster card chip extracted and ready to use.
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Printed from https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/data_stored_on_oyster_cards on January 22, 2016 04:31 WhatDoTheyKnow Menu Close English Cymraeg Sign in or sign up Make a request Browse requests View authorities Read blog Help. Oyster Card Hacking Created 20/03/2011 Members Montyphy QR code Contents 1 Description 2 Components 3 Process 4 Gallery Description Extracting the chip from an Oyster card. Components Oyster card Acetone (commonly found in nail polish remover). IPhone Oyster hack for London Live in London? Use the tube and buses? Then you've got an Oyster card. There's an experiment at the moment to integrate them with phones and Nokia are trying it out with a pilot.