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RFID reading equipment??

Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:06 am

Everyone's probably heard of RFID it's commonly used in supermarket product identification, security door pass keys and keeping tabs on school kids in Texas. :lol:

Has anyone tried a USB RFID reader on the PI or does such a thing exist at all??

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Steven Boelens
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Re: RFID reading equipment??

Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:17 pm

Something like the Adafruit PN532 breakout board (http://www.adafruit.com/products/364) together with some kind of USB cable (FTDI USB TTL RS232 cable)?

I haven't tried this personally (yet).

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Re: RFID reading equipment??

Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:18 pm

That device is intended for NFC use, which is typically 4 inches or less.
For typical RFID tags, like those used in many consumer products, you would probably be better of with this:
http://www.parallax.com/tabid/768/Produ ... fault.aspx
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