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Arduino time attendance system with RFID

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

A how-to on building a time attendance system with MFRC522 RFID Reader and Arduino from Random Nerd Tutorials: Before getting started it’s important to layout the project main features: *It contains an RFID reader that reads RFID tags; *Our setup has a real time clock module to keep track of time; *When...

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Inside a RFID race timing chip: die photos of the Monza R6

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Ken Shirriff took some die photos of the Monza R6 chip  and wrote a post on his blog on how the RFID timing chip works: I recently watched a cross-country running race that used a digital timing system, so I investigated how the RFID timing chip works. Each runner wears...

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Contactless transit card teardown

Monday, July 25th, 2016

A RFID transit pass teardown from Electronupdate: Here is the die photo: super tiny. I bet they get thousands of dice off of each wafer. Looks like it's a protocol called MIFARE. Vendor of the chips is NXP. I think it's their ultra light family The amazing bit is that...

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Automatic feeder mod makes cat work for food

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Here's a cool automatic feeder for your cat that dispense food in exchange for a wiffle ball by Benjamin Millam.  He wrote a post on his blog detailing its assembly: I used an Adafruit RFID reader to detect RFID tags embedded in the wiffle balls: the balls are cut slightly,...

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Custom DIY RFID smart lock

Monday, March 16th, 2015

In this video Craig demonstrates his custom DIY RFID smart lock project: The goal of this project was to design an inexpensive rfid door lock which could be opened via smart phone, and have all activity logged w/o utilizing any 3rd party servers or cloud hosting. Via Hacked Gadgets. (more…)

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RFID – Wiegand2 – IQRF

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Ondřej of DoItWireless writes: This post describes simple RFID reader with wireless transmission to the PC. There is used Wiegand26 protocol for communication between TR-52DA and IQRF reader. This construction would be useful for installations on places, where you are not allowed to use additional cabling.  

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Samsung Galaxy S-Pen waveform capture

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Kerry Wong writes: I was quite intrigued by the S-Pen that came with my Samsung Galaxy Note 4. According to the specifications listed on Samsung’s site, the S-Pen supplied with Samsung Galaxy Note 4 he S-Pen supports 11 bits (2048 levels) of pressure levels and can be detected at a...

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American pro football using RFID

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

With the start of the USA's pro football season the NFL has announced the use of RFID technology to enhance reporting of player performance data. The NFL partnered with Zebra Technologies, which is applying the same radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology that it has used the past 15 years to monitor...

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RFID reader for BuildBrighton door pt II

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Chris Holden has written an article on their new door entry system at BuildBrighton: The basic idea is this: A keyfob is presented to the reader and the serial number read from it. The keyfob number is displayed on the character LCD. This is sent (via the ethernet module) to a URL...

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RFID access control for garage door

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

An Arduino-based RFID access control to open garage door using RFID by Jason Hamilton: This is my Arduino-based project that allows you to use RFID for access control to open a door. The door can be anything that can be controlled by a relay. In my case it will be a garage...

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30c3 video: hacking RFID public access control systems

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

In this video from the 30th Chaos Communications Congress, Adrian Dabrowski lectured on RFID based access control systems which are becoming common in Europe. These systems debuted in 2006 and use RFID cards as a substitute for a previous mechanical key system to allow emergency service, delivery and other personnel...

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Dissertation: security analysis of contactless payment cards

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Here's an interesting academic document we found related to hardware hacking. In this published doctoral dissertation, Timo Kasper from the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, presents in detail his efforts in analyzing the security of Mifare smart cards. "The tools are first employed for analyzing a contactless payment application, which is based...

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A stand-alone access control with RFID

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Boris of Open Electronics wrote an article on his stand-alone access control with RFID project: RFID Tags are increasingly used for many applications such as identifying objects by means of a code or access control. In logistics RFIDs allows asset tracking, or monitoring conveyor belts; in shops tags are often used...

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DEFCON video: Live Free or RFID Hard

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

In this talk from the 2013 DEFCON conference, Francis Brown and Bishop Fox provide practical insight into how RFID proximity badge systems work. They highlight the real world difficulties encountered in reading RFID prox cards with conventional readers, and what you'll need to build out your own RFID physical penetration...

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125 kHz RFID reader based on ATtiny13

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

125 kHz RFID reader based on ATtiny13 by Vassilis Serasidis This is an 125 kHz RFID reader that is based on ATtiny13 micro-controller and an LM358 Operational Amplifier. No special RFID chip is used. The reading, decoding and printing the unique ID from 125 kHz RFID tags is made entirely...

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Open source RFID evaluation tools

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

A group from the University of Oulu (Finland) has developed and released a set of open source tools for auditing RFID signals. They describe, We have provided in this toolkit a systematic analysis for the RF protocol of RFID systems. The tools are either written for the Gnuradio software and...

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RFID Multipass spoof using ATTiny85

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Hudson from NYC Resistor was inspired by Beth’s avrfid.S project to try to build a replacement for the multiple HID Prox card he carried for work. Hudson notes that "Beth's design is simultaneously a technical tour-de-force and an example of how badly we can abuse the Atmel chips." The entire...

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OpenBeacon – An open source active RFID project

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

OpenBeacon is a comprehensive open source platform for active RFID applications operating in the license free 2.4GHz ISM band. The project involves base station hardware, as well as active tag hardware. OpenBeacon is based on Open Source software and a very flexible and reprogrammable lowcost Open Source RFmodule. The firmware...

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STM M24LR04E-R 4-Kbit dual interface EEPROM with RFID

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

STMicroelectronics has introduced the M24LR04E-R 4-Kbit Dual Interface EEPROM with RFID. "The M24LR04E-R device is a dual-interface, electrically erasable programmable memory (EEPROM). It features an I2C interface and can be operated from a VCC power supply. It is also a contactless memory powered by the received carrier electromagnetic wave. The...

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RDM6300 UART RFID module with PIC18

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

[embed][/embed] Zach is working on a RFID project using the RDM6300 RFID to UART module and a PIC 18 development board. Once I verified that I could receive a single card's data, I set up a demo with three RFID tags programmed into the PIC so that it would toggle...

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