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Easiest way to detect objects using DIY materials

I want to build a Scrabble board that detects tiles placed, mainly as a one off challenge and learning experience (i.e. not a commerical product). I haven't started building yet: I'm trying to work ...
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RFID antenna measuring resonance frequency does not cover the theoretical value

I am looking to design a custom RFID antenna which operates at 13.56 MHz. I have designed the antenna using the NFC Design tool (link). Please see the parameters below: Figure 1: Antenna parameters ...
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How Impinj speedway r420 switch the antennas

I'd like to use Impinj Speedway r420 for localization of tags with multiple antenna. To realize this, I want to know how the reader switch their antennas, such as the duration of switching, and the ...
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Read E-ZPASS tags

I want to read E-ZPASS electronic toll collection tags. I’ve been unable to find a kit or used reader online. I do not think it is a standard 915MHz RFID protocol. Is there any information available ...
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RFID PCB coil output power much lower than expected

I'm working on a PCB for RFID reading and writing however after assembling the PCB I have noticed the output field strength of the RFID coil is much lower than I anticipated. I was trying to copy the ...
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ESP32-S3 SPI pins?

I am a beginner in electronics and tried to use ESP32-S3 for interfacing RFID and unable to find SPI pins in the the data-sheets. Tried Googling for pin reference but after reading so many blogs and ...
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External circuit to increase the series capacitance of a resonant circuit

I am working with a long-range reader and antenna coil for a low frequency (135 kHz) RFID application (please see the basic representation below.) The reader features some unknown source impedance, as ...
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How do I connect two RFID readers at the same time to my Arduino?

I’m making a simple door lock for my room using an Arduino uno and an RFID sensor, I made the code to unlock the door with the correct tag, but it’s only on one side, I need a way to unlock the door ...
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Can I use ultrasonic sensors to measure the distance from one specific object, in amongst other objects?

Basically, I am trying to design a modernised boule game whereby the tossed boule can automatically measure its distance from the jack via ultrasonic sensors positioned within the tossed boule, with ...
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MUX for RFID 13.56 MHz

Working on a project that involves an array of RFID (HF 13.56 MHz) antennas using a single RFID transceiver. In-order to switch between the antennas I'm looking for a 1:8 (or more) RF MUX. As the ...
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NFC antenna design / Simulation

I'm looking for help with my NFC (13.56MHz) antenna design. I am using a NXP-NT3H2111 NFC IC and so far I have read through the application note and other research papers available online to try ...
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Receive Antenna Design Consideration in Dual Antenna LF RFID System

I am working on constructing a loop antenna pair for an LF RFID application. The antenna is quite large (4' x 6'). I was able to successfully wind a transmit (Tx) antenna and tune it such that it ...
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Effective solution to detect objects on a board with "Positions and IDs"? (RFID, Capcitve Sensor touch, Optical Sensors, NFC, Magnetic Sensors)?

I have a board comprised of electromagnets array, to drive certain objects having magnets attached to them on its surface. Using a microcontroller I plan to move those objects by switching the ...
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RSSI measurement tool for RFID tag

I am building a prototype to measure the RSSI strength of RFID tags to get the signal strength. I tried looking for different kinds of readers but they only measure the presence of RFID tags but not ...
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SRIX4K Emulator - ASK transceiver

I'm trying to build a simple SRIX4K emulator using an ATMEGA328p, I found this circuit on the internet, and it should work as a simple ASK transceiver, using the MCU to transfer data using the SRIX4K ...
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RFID antenna and LoRa module/flex antenna on the same PCB

I need to place LoRa module on the PCB I designed. There is already an RFID antenna on this PCB that I designed before, and it is not possible to change its location. Is the distance between LoRa ...
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Operational Amplifier Driving Circuit

I am trying to do this circuit like screenshot. Why we need this highlighted part? What is the purpose? Is it filter or driving part of the amplifier? Please explain. image is taken from LT1994 ...
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MFRC522 RFID module with flat cable as antenna

I saw a commercial product that used a "hacked" MFRC522 RFID module PCB (those cheap RC522 modules that you can find everywhere) and a long flat cable as antenna (like this) to obtain a long ...
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Calculate RF shielding property of aluminum sheet

I want to quantify the radio-frequency shielding properties of a sheet of aluminum. I have an RFID antenna shooting at 865 MHz and I want to shield the antenna so that I don't pick up tags behind the ...
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Android tablet, RFID reader module + Charging with one USBC port [closed]

I came here to ask you for some advice, comments or a completely different approach to my project. I have an Android tablet with a USB-C port and I would like to connect to the port RFID reader module ...
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RFID allow write operation only if authenticated

According to this page at rfidjournal.com: Microchips in RFID tags can be read-write, read-only or “write once, read many” (WORM). With read-write chips, you can add information to the tag or write ...
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Device Design using RFID, Transistors, and a Wet Sensor Element

I'm seeking advice on a circuit design that I hope will function as follows: I am attempting to design an RFID device in which the Q-factor is dictated by a 'sensor-resistor' element which responds to ...
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Find my keys via RFID

I'm not an electrical engineer (software guy) so I really don't know if this is possible, but I thought I'd ask some smart people before I give up. I've been missing the keys to my 2021 Toyota Sienna ...
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PN532 RFID Reader IC taking up 4mA even when there is no power applied

I have designed a custom PCB for one of my side projects. PN532 is interfaced with ESP32 over i2c. Goal is to have the system consume current in uAmps range when in deep sleep. I put ESP32 in deep ...
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How could I detect my cat from 1 meter away?

I am building an automated pet feeding system. One of the functions has to be that the system detects that the pet is near. I was thinking of using an RC-522 RFID, but the range on that is 10 cm ...
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Role of secondary antenna for a UHF RFID tag

I am trying to understand the role of a secondary antenna that I have seen in some UHF RFID tags. I believe it's to increase the read range of the tag. The module seems to have an internal antenna ...
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Design grid of RFID readers with possible stacked tags

I want to get a grid of RFID readers in rather close proximity (cells should be around 45mm x 45mm -- could increase a bit if necessary). I also want to be able to detect up to at least 3 stacked tags ...
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How do I detect a Faraday bag? [closed]

How do I detect a Faraday bag coming into or leaving my store? The intention of detecting Faraday bags is to be aware of customers who have the ability to walk out of the store with an RFID-tagged ...
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RFID tag sensitivity values

The datasheets of the passive UHF RFID tags mentions the read and write sensitivity values in dBm. I see that the reader transmit power is usually mentioned in watts and dBm values can be converted to ...
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RFID-based access control system

I want to make a RFID-based access control system with an ESP32 and the Arduino IDE. I found code from electronoobs and a video; it looks nice. I have tested it, and it works with the RC552. When ...
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RFID Antenna Simulation using MATLAB

I have designed a PCB with RFID antenna and I want to simulate this antenna. I know I need to use PCB Antenna Design APP in MATLAB for this. My MATLAB version is 2017b, this version only has Antenna ...
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RFID tag performance - single frequency vs band

I am trying to understand the RFID frequency bands but have some confusion. RFID tags operate on two different frequency bands 865 to 868 MHz (European) & 902-928 MHz. Are the RFID readers ...
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Connecting LCD, I2C, and RFID tag to ESP32 DevKit

I want to connect an LCD, I2C, and an RFID card reader to ESP32 DevKit. My problem is they both have an SDA pin and on the ESP32 I only see one, so how can I work with that?
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Arduino isn't seeing PN532 chip

I am having an issue with the PN532 reader: I would like to use the module with an Arduino Uno, and read 13.56 MHz tags. I choose the UART connection, and soldered pin, as shown here: *EDIT, the ...
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Powering a 1mA - 100mV amplifier with the output of an MCU without directly supplying 1mA

I'm trying to design a super low power consumption tag for RFID applications. The idea is to power all the circuitry with the I/O of the microcontroller. I am assessing two different low power ...
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3D RFID LF coil antenna - resonance

I'm designing a 3D 125 kHz RFID only-receiver (you can think about it as a field detector - the tag will not respond with classic field load modulation), which will have three separate coils in XYZ ...
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How to decide RFID tag antenna inductance?

I know how to calculate the antenna inductance of a given RFID tag antenna but how do I decide what value of antenna inductance is needed for the design?
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Limits to I2C switching multiple RFID/NFC readers with Raspberry Pi and I2C switch

I am trying to set up an assembly line scenario where an item with and RFID tag is slid across an assembly line to different stations on a table. In the image below you can see ID tags A and B as they ...
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1 vs. 2 balun(s) on extension cable

I am quite new to SDR and RF learning and experimenting. I am trying to build an extension cable to relay an RFID signal (125kHz) to various distances (2,5,10m). I am using 2 identical antennas at ...
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125 kHz Arduino RDM6300 read issue

I've tried to read a 125 kHz signal with an Arduino using an RDM6300 module, but it didn't work. I tried to catch the signal with Audacity. Please find attached photo with the signal. How can I catch ...
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RFID project using STM32F446 Nucleo board, I need to feed my board with 5 V using a powerbank, is that possible?

I'm working on an RFID project using an STM32F446 Nucleo board. I need to feed my board with 5 V using a powerbank, is that possible?
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Receiver antenna design for reading PIT tags implanted in snakes and reptiles

I am talking to a local conservation outfit trying to replace active implantable radio tags with passive PIT tags (I do not know who the manufacturer is). These active tags are really tiny glass ...
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NodeMCU RF522 connection not working

I have a NodeMCU which is connected to a RF522 sensor and a LCD display. I did the connection as follows D4-SDA D5-SCK D7-MOSI D6-MISO GND-GND RST-D3 3V-3.3V LCD-I2C is connected nodeMCU as: GND-GND ...
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Why does my phone's RFID UID change each time I scan it on a RFID scanning system?

I am currently playing around with RFID on my Arduino UNO using RC522 module. I have followed a code tutorial from this website https://arduinogetstarted.com/tutorials/arduino-rfid-nfc and am able to ...
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mfrc522 Arduino library -> RFID ERROR: PCD_Authenticate() failed: Timeout in communication

I'm trying to do a project using RFID tags to store information to be retrieved later with another device. Kind of a storage memory. I've bougth several tags which I can write and read with several ...
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Multiple antenna single rfid

I am using 134.2 kHz RFID reader module. My module has VCC pin (5V-12V), GND , TX(don't have RX pin, Module has one way communication) and reset pin. I need to use at least 4 RFID reader for my ...
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RF coils in UK roads tarmac

I'm not sure if this the right place to ask, but I think it's still related here. Increasingly, I've been noticing more and more rectangular cut-throughs in the tarmac of UK roads. Usually, they are ...
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Antenna inductance calculation (RFID applications, inductive coupling)

Inductance of various antenna coils of different shapes can be estimated. Some examples are: A circular coil with single turn. N turn multilayer circular coil. Spiral coil. N turn squae loop coil. ...
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How can I read an RFID tag at the back of a phone FROM THE FRONT?

I'm discovering RFID applications and I would like to be able to read an RFID card I strapped to the back of my phone (the most convenient location for me) by just putting the phone face down on the ...
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Multiple Tags with RFID then play media from RPi

I was wondering if it is at all possible for an RFID reader to read an NFC tag, then ignore that tag, while still being available for other tags which are placed in sequence? The project is a board ...
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