Well the day has finally come! I’ve been collaborating with Robotics Connection for some time now, donating my time and experience to put together a new kick@ss RFID reader geared for OEMs, DIYers, and home hobbyists.
Here’s the feature shortlist;
This reader is by far the best EM41xx family reader out there, especially for the price. One very interesting feature is the XBee wireless communications option. Using XBee modules, you can set up an encrypted wireless data channel for one or more RFID readers to communicate on. The reader has a special COM protocol that can be turned on to allow multiple readers to all communicate on the same XBee PAN, allowing a PC to talk to and manage multiple readers at once using a single COM channel.
New Projects & Software
Now that the hardware is available, I’m in the process of working with Trossen Robotics to put together a new set of project write-ups that use this great reader, including the long awaited Vista/Windows 7 RFID login project (32/64 both supported! [peek]). I will be posting once the kit is available, but for now you can pick up a reader or two and start playing!
- update -
The kits are available now; http://blog.amal.net/?p=3041