Archive for the ‘RFID’ Category

Arduino at school: People Meter

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

classe virtuale 2013

After 13 years, Classe Virtuale project is once again an interesting opportunity for students to experiment a bridge between school and work. “Classe Virtuale” is a partnership between Loccioni and technical educational institutions started in 2001 when the group started offering to young students training periods and internships in the company giving the chance to work on a real project together with very skilled people and technicians. In 2012 they worked on a flow meter and this year the project focused on a similar project called People Meter, using Arduino Uno, wi-fi and rfid modules, and a 3d printer.


Below you can find more information (in italian) about the team, the project and the results!

Browser book-marks brought alive using RFID

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

A device that opens the websites using physical world interaction? This is a step closer to the internet of things. Using our beloved Arduino and RFID tags, we can think of a lot many applications of this device!

Too lazy to create your own Arduino + RFID reader? No fear! Arduino internet Gizmo is here.

A detailed Step-by-step making instruction is given here.

What websites are you going to keep as your shortcuts today? :)


Arduino, iPod and RFID make beautiful, handicapped-accessible music together

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Terrence O’Bien posts a clean music interface (no menus / no buttons)  based on RFID, as previously seen some time ago.

There isn’t actually much new about this awesome DIY project, but it’s the way it brings the various parts together that has us impressed. Designed by Instructables user XenonJohn, with help from software developer David Findlay, the Magic Music Table RFID was designed to let a disable child (or other such handicapped user) select albums to play back from an iPod touch playlist. The iPod is connected to anArduino, which tells the device to start playing a particular track based on a selection made with RFIDcards. The whole setup is built into a coffee table and the RFID tags are sandwiched inside clear plastic blocks with the album art. You can see it in action in the video after the break and, if you’ve got the patience and skill, you can build your own using the directions at the source link.

via [Engadget] source [Instructables]

RFID-based Dispencer Answers To The Question: Did I Already Take This Pill?

Friday, March 25th, 2011

[Mark Fickett] shares a nice solution to keep track of  pils and medecines his mother takes.

When taking her battery of medicines, my mother occasionally loses — or, lost — track of which ones she had already taken. This aims to keep track of what’s been taken (and how recently); and also to provide a night light, as long as it’s taking up an electrical outlet.


Ideo’s C6O REDUX Brings Mixtapes Back

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Ideo worked on the changing relationship we have towards music, adding a new, dynamic yet vintage approach:

The concept behind the C60 Redux is this: We’ve gone from handling vinyl, tapes and CD’s to clicking on MP3′s, losing tactility in the process and making a casualty of the mix tape. Is it possible to bring that back in a digital way? Bone, Johnson, and a group of IDEO designers endeavored to do so by creating a music player built with RFID readers and some Arduino Mini Pros, all housed in a record player case


(Really) Cheap RFID door opener

Friday, May 21st, 2010

[Ethan Zonca] explain is final project using Arduino, RFID, and an old PC.

Well, the school year is over, so I thought I’d post up some information about my (extremely cheap and junky-looking but functional) door opener.

The door handle is turned by one 24v globe motor (which have encoders that I’m sadly not using at the moment), and is pulled open by another identical motor. A very affordable ($30) SparkFun RFID reader is attached to the back the door so cards can be scanned from the outside. An arduino controls the process, and drives motors and a cooling fan with 3 darlington transistors.

The arduino was attached to an old Dell laptop, which ran the Apache webserver. A small password-protected php web interface was created to allow door opening from anywhere on campus. KDE4 widgets allowed door opening from computers inside the room, letting my roommate and I avoid walking less than 8 feet (or less) away to open the door for someone.

Any chances to get the code? More pictures?

via [protofusion]

Stupid Simple Arduino LF RFID Tag Spoofer

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

on Instructable an Arduino spoofing of an RFID signal:

RFID tags are all over the place.  They’re used in building access control systems, passports, inventory tracking . . .   This instructable will show how you can use an Arduino and a few simple components (wire coil, transistor, capacitor, resistor) to make a device that can spoof an 125 KHz (low frequency) RFID tag.  This is version 1, so there are many enhancements that can be made, but this version is stupid simple, yet it works.  I did this in a few hours without much previous knowledge of RFID and without any fancy equipment (like a radio tuning hardware or an oscilloscope . . .I guess an oscilloscope is fancy, I need to pick up one of those).

via [instructable]