RFID hacking workshop

RFID mapping

So this week Touch is running an informal workshop where we are looking at the materiality of RFID, potentials in Radio Frequency and EMF, and building simple interactions and services using the technology.

With us this week are Matt and Jack of Schulze & Webb, Even, Simen and Alex from Bengler, and Matt Karau (formerly Media Lab Europe).

So far we have uncovered two very interesting directions for quick prototyping and hardware hacking. More updates soon.

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  1. Posted 22 January 2007 at 1:43 | Permalink

    When? I’m very curious to hear about the directions and ideas you had!

  2. Timo
    Posted 22 January 2007 at 12:41 | Permalink

    Jack and Matt are working on a more finished prototype right now, and we’ll write it all up for you soon. See also Jack’s RFID brief and their own writeup.

  3. Posted 19 July 2007 at 11:12 | Permalink

    I have just read your article on RFID and noted that you connected a soleniod to operate a pen to do the drawing. What kit did you use as I would like to do some RFID experiments my self.
    Also do you know of an Active tag that will give visual, audible and vibratory indiction that it is in the vicinity of the reader?

  4. Timo
    Posted 20 July 2007 at 12:24 | Permalink

    Hi Steve. We are using low frequency RFID for most of our prototyping. You can get easy kits like Phidgets or more complex (but cheaper) Innovations ID12s. Try a google search on those.

    You could try the loc8tor which gives audible feedback based on the vicinity to the reader.

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