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RFID sniffer

About this project

RFID is everywhere. Use the easy to build RFID sniffer to find out if objects are tagged.
The RFID sniffer is a simple analog electronic circuit which can detect the presence of 13.56 MHz RFID tags. These tags are commonly used in all kinds of plastic cards like access badges, bank cards, library cards, loyalty cards and so on. Also many other objects may carry RFID tags without you knowing it. Books, toys, and even clothing might be tagged. Carrying tagged objects with you can reveal your identity or whereabouts to anyone equipped with the appropiate tools to read RFID tags.
The RFID sniffer helps you identify which objects are tagged, and which are not.

Arduino libraries now on Github

RFIDuino Posted on 2011-06-15 18:51

For easy hacking..

Now updated for Arduino 1.0 (backward-compatible with earlier versions).

SL018 library for Arduino

RFIDuino Posted on 2010-05-12 17:48

The SL018
for Arduino is available. Examples are included for reading the UID of tags, and for reading/writing of tags.

RFIDuino discontinued, replaced by StrongLink SL018

RFIDuino Posted on 2010-04-02 22:54

The ready-made StrongLink SL018 Mifare RFID reader module is a more cost-effective solution. It can be ordered online from StrongLink in Beijing, China, and you will have it in a matter of days.

I wrote a simple Arduino sketch for reading tag IDs. It also works with the smaller sized SL030, which runs at 3.3V. A complete Arduino library for reading and writing data sectors on Mifare cards is also available.

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RFID sniffer kit discontinued, available as open-source

RFID sniffer Posted on 2009-09-15 15:11

The RFID sniffer kit is no longer available.

For those who would like to build a RFID sniffer themselves, the design is now offered as open-source under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Netherlands License.

By downloading, you accept the terms of the license. Download here.

RFID sniffer workshop at HAR2009

RFID sniffer Posted on 2009-06-13 14:55

Saturday August 15th there will be a RFID sniffer workshop at the Hacking At Random festival, which takes place from August 13-16th in Vierhouten, The Netherlands.

This will probably be the last RFID sniffer workshop!

RFID sniffer workshops at FabLab

RFID sniffer Posted on 2009-06-03 17:09

On June 24 there is a RFID sniffer workshop at ProtoSpace aka FabLab Utrecht. For more information and signing up look here.

On June 26, there will be another RFID sniffer workshop, this time at CabFabLab, The Hague, The Netherlands. This is the FabLab in the former Caballero cigarette factory.
(This workshop is rescheduled, and was previously announced for June 12)

SM130 library for Arduino

RFIDuino Posted on 2009-05-01 19:20

My first version of the SM130 library for Arduino is available. It is loosely based on the SonMicroReader library for Processing by Tom Igoe, Timo Arnall and others. This will make it easier to port existing Processing applications to Arduino.

Included are examples for use on the RFIDuino. One does the same as my earlier demo application, the other is an interactive demo, with read/write capability.
I tested with ikTag (Mifare 1K) and tikitag aka touchatag (Mifare Ultralight).

Check out the online documentation.

RFID workshops in Berlin

RFID sniffer Posted on 2009-04-23 13:22

I will give RFID sniffer and RFIDuino workshops in Berlin at hardhack, May 28/29, and at xxxxx_micro_research, May 30th.
Check their websites for more info.

Also see the photos of hardhack and xxxxx_micro_research.

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