Makers, developers and hobbyists looking for a quick way to program RFID cards might be interested in a new Arduino compatible RFID reader development board called the RFID123 which has been created by serial Kickstarter entrepreneur Patrick Thomas Mitchell.
In the past Patrick has created a range of excellent electronic devices that have ranged from laser systems to motion detectors. Check out the video below to learn more about his latest creation.
“I’ve always loved using RFID cards to control my circuits. Sometimes the decoding of RFID cards can be a pain. What I’ve done here is created a unit that can save the data from up to 6x 125kHz RFID cards into EEPROM memory, to be used to control external circuits. There are also 2x on-board relays that allow for you to easily control high power loads, and even low-power AC devices using the simple swipe of an RFID card.
The video above shows it all, but the video below goes into more detail about basic functionality. It takes less than 30 seconds to program up to 6x cards into memory. Each programmed card has an allocated 5v/TTL compatible output and an Indicator LED. There is a latching mode, and a momentary mode.
This unit can program 6x RFID cards in less than 30 seconds! Easily connect to to Arduino! Sample code available.This set is production ready! I just need to make some software optimizations, and acquire funds to mass produce these bad-boys!”
The RFID123 project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise $2,000 in pledges to make the jump from concept to production. So if you think RFID123 is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help RFID123 become a reality.
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