In the Maker Shed: RFID Card Reader

Designed in cooperation with Grand Idea Studio, the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Reader Module is the first low-cost solution to read passive RFID transponder tags. The RFID Reader Module can be used in a wide variety of hobbyist and commercial applications, including access control, automatic identification, robotics, navigation, inventory tracking, payment systems, and car immobilization. Note: No tags are included with the RFID Reader Module. This device can be connected to a PC serial port using a MAX232 line driver. Don’t forget to get a RFID tag too!

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  1. I’m currently working on a project using this RFID reader and an arduino. You can follow it on

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