Ban people from buildings, solve crimes, or simply marvel at the way nature made fingertip friction ridges unique for each person on this earth, all with the newly released Fingerprint click.

The tip of your finger is an ID badge you have on you at all times. Until recently, fingerprint scanners were the domain of high-security buildings but these days it’s a commonplace feature of smartphones. Now you can easily integrate fingerprint identification in your own designs.

Fingerprint click carries a GTS-511E2 module, which is the thinnest optical touch fingerprint sensor in the world. On the backside, the click has an STM32 MCU for processing the images from the sensor, before sending them off to your target board MCU through the mikroBUS™ socket, or to a PC through the onboard mini USB connector.

The latter may be a better option. Simply put, if you want to develop applications for comparing and matching fingerprint scans to samples from an existing database, you’d be better off with relying on processing powers of a PC.

That’s why we developed a Windows app with some basic functionalities to allow you to interface Fingerprint click™ with your Windows machine. It’s something you can use as a starting point and fork it for your own projects.

You can see the app demoed in the video above. We’ll post it on Libstock early next week. Additionally, we’ll also publish the DLL files the app is based on, in case you want to develop your own program from scratch. In the meantime, you can check the specs and details on the product page and order your Fingerprint click just in time to use it with the app.

Yours sincerely,
MikroElektronika

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