Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
another nickname
User Rank
Rookie
Just found it
another nickname   10/23/2014 1:19:58 AM
NO RATINGS
I did a teardown (more like ripapart) as well and then I found your article. The central chip they couldn't figure out has marking NRF CO 24LEDN which I think stands for custom version of NRF24LE1 for Disney ("DN") from Nordic Semiconductor. A quick look on Nordic Semiconductor site provides this information :

The nRF24LE1 integrates an nRF24L01+ 2.4GHz RF transceiver core, enhanced 16MHz 8-bit 8051 compatible CPU, 1kB + 256B RAM, 16kB embedded Flash, and a wide range of system peripherals including a hardware AES accelerator, 16MHz and 32kHz RC oscillators, ultra low power 32kHz crystal oscillator, 12-bit ADC and SPI, 2-wire and UART serial interfaces.

The nRF24LE1 is available in 3 package options ( the first one looks exactly like the chip in the band) - 4 x 4mm 24-pin QFN with 7 generic I/O pins

That's some serious magic band.

Waganabe
User Rank
Rookie
Re: Very cool stuff!
Waganabe   3/4/2014 2:20:46 AM
NO RATINGS
This blog is really interesting. I would definitely visit this again.

Disney World savings guide

Caleb Kraft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: I experienced one way this is applied at Disneyworld
Caleb Kraft   2/20/2014 9:21:53 AM
NO RATINGS
Oh cool! what a neat use of the technology.

Caleb Kraft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: I experienced one way this is applied at Disneyworld
Caleb Kraft   2/20/2014 9:21:24 AM
NO RATINGS
I hadn't thought of the kid location use! Yeah, there seems to be a short and long range system in there, so you could theoretically NEVER be outside of disney's location services (while in the park).

Susan Rambo
User Rank
Blogger
Re: I experienced one way this is applied at Disneyworld
Susan Rambo   2/17/2014 9:09:48 PM
NO RATINGS
Interesting. An indoor location system. The Magic Kingdom is looking more magical all the time. Do kids get lost anymore at Disneyland? Not if they're wearing the band?

larussell
User Rank
Rookie
I experienced one way this is applied at Disneyworld
larussell   2/14/2014 7:38:31 PM
NO RATINGS
We made a reservation and were directed to order our food online for the "Beauty and the Beast" restaurant in the Magic Kingdom. When we arrived for our reservation, we were told to get our drinks and silverware and sit down anywhere we wanted in the three very large dining rooms, and our food would be brought to us. Within 15 minutes, our food arrived, and the waiter confirmed that the Magic Band was used to locate us.

selinz
User Rank
Manager
Very cool stuff!
selinz   2/14/2014 1:43:01 PM
NO RATINGS
Very interesting and a very informative website. This is fortuitous for me as we are planning a visit to Disney World in the upcoming months...



Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
<b><a href=Betajet">

The Circle – The Future's Imperfect in the Present Tense
Betajet
5 comments
The Circle, a satirical, dystopian novel published in 2013 by San Francisco-based writer Dave Eggers, is about a large, very powerful technology company that combines aspects of Google, ...

Max Maxfield

Recommended Reads From the Engineer's Bookshelf
Max Maxfield
27 comments
I'm not sure if I read more than most folks or not, but I do I know that I spend quite a lot of time reading. I hate to be idle, so I always have a book or two somewhere about my person -- ...

Martin Rowe

Make This Engineering Museum a Reality
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
Vincent Valentine is a man on a mission. He wants to make the first house to ever have a telephone into a telephone museum. Without help, it may not happen.

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
16 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...