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February 2, 2008 AT 1:19 pm

Adding RFID to a Boarduino

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Awesome-pants Joe Grand designed the Parallax RFID reader, an easy way to add RFID reading to any electronics project. Maybe you want to plug it into a project with your Boarduino? Well, Johannes Otto did, and it works great!

Check out his flickr photoset and then download the code from Erik Sjodin’s site. Now get spime’ing!


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2 Comments

  1. Did this with a barebones arduino over a year ago. Joe’s RFID reader really is top notch. Lost my code since then, but it allowed you to hold down a momentary switch to scan the RFID source and store it to EEPROM. Future scans of the same RFID source would throw a reed relay. The video below shows the relay lighting a led:
    http://youtube.com/watch?v=CX3b4_QuY24

  2. Hi, Where did you get boarduino with USB connection? did you mix a normal boarduino with a Mini USB adapter? It isn’t?
    I was trying to do the same thing but with a PIC microcontroler. But I don’t test it yet.

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