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180Px-22C3 Mahajivana Img 0430 360X240The RFID-Zapper is a gadget to deactivate (i.e. destroy) passive RFID-Tags permanently. The development-team presently consists of two people. Goals are a proof-of-concept and the construction of at least one functioning and appealing prototype, as well as a documentation of the project, so that everyone can build an own RFID-Zapper. Thanks John! [via] Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. kiteship says:

    I’m as much for anarchy and freedom of expression as the next guy, but is there a use for such a RFID zapper OTHER than for shoplifting?

  2. jhurliman says:

    This will teach the stocking employees at Wal-Mart a lesson…

    *rolls eyes*

    I guess someone had to do it though.

  3. blacksh33p says:

    Maybe this will put the whole RFID in $20 bills thing to rest…if it was not already…

  4. A.Nonny.Mouse says:

    Hopefully, these guys won’t test their device on this guy. That would be bad. Wonder if the taggers have thought about security issues… Hmmm…

  5. 420 says:

    ive seen in the news that they will issue new ID cards and will be mandatory in the US and that they will have RFIDs in them.

    i was thinking, as soon as i get that…
    burn the card. now i might not have to… but i most certainly will keep burning it a big option.

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