27 Apr '12, 6am

If anyone is interested in RFID, check out @tenderlove's post and buy the starter kit.

If anyone is interested in RFID, check out @tenderlove's post and buy the starter kit.

It’s been forever since I’ve written a blog entry, so LETS DO THIS . I want to talk about reading RFID tags with Ruby. I am a nerd, so even though I can’t think of a good application, I am compelled to be able to read RFID tags. I love programming Ruby, so of course, I have to do this with Ruby. Getting an RFID Reader First thing to do, is buy an RFID reader. After searching around, I found the touchatag reader . I bought the touchatag starter pack . It’s only $40, USB, and comes with 10 RFID tags. Most importantly, it works well with libnfc (more about that later). The tags that come with the reader have an adhesive back, so you can stick them to stuff. They also have the unique identifier printed on them so that you can make sure your program output is correct. Interfacing with the reader Now that we’ve got the reader, let’s do something with it! I mentioned earlier that...

Full article: http://tenderlovemaking.com/2009/09/19/ruby-and-rfid-tags/

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