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Build a RFID reader/capturer/cloner

Build a RFID reader/capturer/cloner

A MAKE reader writes in with a DIY RFID reader/cloner – “A public release of code & schematics for Jonathan Westhues’ Proxmark 3 RFID test device is now available. The device allows you to read, capture, and replay/clone transmissions from an RFID tag.”Link & video of the device in action – Link.


  • HOW TO – Homemade RFID reader – Link.
  • Build Your Own RFID Reader – Link.
  • Interview with RFID implanter – Link.
  • RFID Keyboard, safe – RFIDToys – Link
  • RFID enabled flame shooting trampoline – Link.
  • HOW TO: Create RFID Access for Your Front door – Link.
  • HOW TO – Super-slim, cool-lookin, EMI-shielding wallet – Link.
  • HOW TO – Make a RFID-Zapper – Link.
  • RFID for Makers by Joe Grand in Theory & Practice. Build this kit to read radio frequency ID tags. MAKE 06Page 160 (log in).

6 thoughts on “Build a RFID reader/capturer/cloner

  1. ildenizen says:

    I am wondering how this device, and ones similar to it, play into the security concerns that have been brought up recently regarding the new RFID passports about to be issued?

  2. Shadyman says:

    Same thing with passports; however, passports are also encrypted (hopefully with something alittle stronger than ID cards..) and also have a machine-readable code on the inside. Also, just use a tinfoil wrapper for the passport, and i’ll be fine.

  3. says:

    Technology has improved. Smaller, cheaper:

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