DIY Magnetic card reader

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DIY Magnetic card reader

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Cheap DIY credit card reader project – “The reader mechanism shown was purchased from All Electronics for $1.50. The unit provides the magnetic head on a spring mechanism along with low level head signal amplifiers and data slicers. Three signal lines comming from the unit provide card presence, clock, and data. “ [via] – Link.

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2 thoughts on “DIY Magnetic card reader

  1. jgm532 says:

    Unfortunately, it seems that All Electronics does not sell this kit anymore.

    Bummer

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