Grand Award

Third Place

Is Your Fingerprint Identification Actually Safe?

Applied Technology
Zenji Ashton

Charlotte Ackerman

I wanted to know what material would leave a clear enough mark to be used for fingerprint identification. I am trying to figure out if I could make an identical fingerprint and use it for fingerprint identification on Apple devices.  My hypothesis is that If I could find out what material leaves a mark after you touched it, then I could use the fingerprint to unlock Apple devices, because if I make an identical fingerprint, it would have the same effect as a real fingerprint.  I ran four experiments using tape + tapioca powder, Playdough, wax + glue, and then wax + glue with Playdough. The first three results of my experiments were challenging to my hypothesis but then the fourth experiment had a surprising result.

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