Open many doors
Sniff, manipulate and replay radio signals used by most garage doors, but also many car keys, alarm systems and other entry/access control mechanisms.
PopFob listens for ASK (Amplitude-Shift Keying) radio signals, detecting and extracting any interesting patterns. Detected signal patterns are automatically saved to the available pads, which can then be pressed for direct replay.
Currently, PopFob is only available in its 433 MHz variant, which is the most widely used radio frequency in Europe for garage doors and car keys.
Easy to use
Plug in the PopFob to a USB power supply, hook up the antennae and enable the "learn" switch (see below); any detected signal will automatically be saved to the next available slot / pad.
Pads light up to indicate a signal has been assigned, and will blink again to indicate subsequent detections of the same signal. A score is associated with every known signal. Every time a known signal is seen, its score is incremented.
Press any assigned pad to replay the signal. Press a pad while holding the "erase" button to clear it. Signals are saved to internal non-volatile memory - they are persisted through power cycles.
The switch on the right side of the PopFob enables / disables learning. When the switch is down ("learn" position), signals will be detected and analyzed. When the switch is up ("don't learn" position), signals will be ignored.
Analyze, manipulate, create
The included USB interface can be hooked to a computer to further analyze the signals obtained, modify them as desired and even create custom ones from scratch.
The "sigtab" (Signal Table) command is used to display the list of saved signals. Additional actions can be used to display or modify signal data:
@> sigtab help
Usage: sigtab [OPERATION]
Displays signal table when no OPERATION is provided
* help - Display this help
* clear - Clear signal table
* drop <SIGIDX> - Drop signal SIGIDX from table
* dump <SIGIDX> - Dump signal SIGIDX for exporting
* dset <SIGIDX> - Directly set SIGIDX from exported data
* play <SIGIDX> [COUNT] - Play signal SIGIDX COUNT times (default: 5)
* sens <LEVEL> - Configure detection sensitivity ([5-30], default: 15)
* log <LEVEL> - Configure logging level (min: 0, max: 3, default: 0)
Automatic and manual signal capture
Whenever the "learn" switch on the right of the PopFob is enabled, any interesting pattern detected will be stored into the next available pad. If no pads are available, the signal details will be printed out through the USB interface.
Additionally, a "manual" mode is available for capturing signals which don't present any identifiable pattern and thus may not be automatically detected. Simply press down on any unassigned pad to "force" the capture and storage of the next burst of signal, whatever it looks like (though still filtering out any noise).
- PopFob (main board)
- Plastic case
- Short rigid antenna
- Long flexible antenna
- USB cable
Please note: the PopFob is powered through its USB port - no battery is included.
The PopFob is shipped with a 3D-printed press-fit enclosure. This means you can easily swap the case and print your own, or even integrate the PopFob board directly into something else.
STL files for the included case are provided below, ready to be 3D-printed.
Two files are provided - one for the bottom of the enclosure and one for the top.
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