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May 31, 2013 AT 3:15 pm

Reading RFID Tags with the Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi


Via Raspberry Kiosk:

This is the first guide (to date) that can be used by kids how to connect and use a RFID with the raspberry pi.

It has been a long time. I’ve been three months without writing here (afk for a while). Now I’m back and I joined a new makerspace (Made at Mob) that just opened here in Barcelona and I’m now committed to finish what I started: building an open source kiosk with the raspi. And now I’m done working at home, I can finally play with stuff while surrounded by amazing people and things.


I’m back with an exciting tutorial that will teach you how to read RFID tags with the raspberry pi. This opens new horizon to what we can do with our tiny little cheap friend.

This is guide is divided in 2 parts :

  • Part 1: Wiring things up
  • Part 2: Configuring the raspi

Check out the full guide here!

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