Sparkfun now selling ID12 readers

We have been making a lot of prototypes with the Innovations ID12 RFID readers in the past few months. We’ve been getting them from the super-helpful Core RFID, and now Sparkfun is selling them.


The ID12s measure just 25mm x 26mm and include their own antenna. They are great because they are packaged in a form that is very adaptable to many prototyping needs, including inside a toy dog’s nose.


Sparkfun have designed their own breakout board for the ID12 which should make connecting it easier in the future.

Update Tom Igoe’s latest book Making things talk includes lots of details about getting an ID12 to work with Arduino and processing code.

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  1. john lim
    Posted 27 September 2007 at 14:45 | Permalink

    Beside SparkFun, is there other source where I can puchase 2 units for my project? SparkFun is out of stock now.

  2. Timo
    Posted 29 September 2007 at 23:33 | Permalink

    Yep, is also very good and helpful.

  3. Benja ;)
    Posted 26 November 2007 at 12:59 | Permalink

    Does anyone know a simple interface circuit? Maybe a simple rs232 type to say, PIC? Thanks

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