I apologize if I make a grammar mistake...
I'm a telecommunications engineering student and I have an idea for my grad project. It would be something like a SmartBookshelf.
My idea is to implement a system on a bookshelf capable of knowing all the books that are on a bookshelf (is not necessary to know where exactly in the bookshelf they are, just that they are there). There will be other things, like a web page on which people can see their books and info about them, and a message will be sent by email if a book gets far from the bookshelf.
I thought about using RFID sticker tags on every book, and a scanner that knows if they are close using them. I'd like to know if there are affordable RFID scanners that can detect tags to at least one meter distance.
I found out about the 13.56MHz RFID Reader SL500, which looks affordable but I can't seem to find any info about it's range.