RFID hello world

Phidgets are go

In what must be one of the quickest ‘Hello world’ experiences, the Phidgets RFID reader was up and running on OS X in about 2 minutes after unpackaging. Phidgets must be congratulated for making such accessible and immediate physical computing hardware and software.

Detected tagMetal + RFIDs

A simple Cocoa application reading RFID serial numbers, and playing with RFID tags obscured by metal objects. Having multiple, numerous readers around gives us the ability to quickly play around with objects, spaces and tags: understanding the range, directionality and responsiveness of RFID.

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