|The Monthly Theme You Voted For: NFC/RFID|
|Project14 | Build Projects that Use Radio Waves to Communicate Through NFC or RFID!|
The theme this month is NFC/RFID and the idea comes from dougw. The idea is to build projects that use NFC or RFID for applications such as access control, asset tracking, making contactless payments, and more. Both RFID and NFC use radio waves to communicate. RFID systems have an RFID tag or smart label, an RFID reader, and an antenna. The RFID tag uses an integrated circuit and an antenna, which to transmit data to an RFID reader. Both the RFID readers and the tag must be tuned to the same frequency to communicate. NFC is a branch of High-Frequency (HF) RFID, both operate at the 13.56 MHz frequency. NFC protocol is used for secure form of data exchange, with an NFC device is capable of being both an NFC reader and an NFC tag. NXP is a co-inventor of NFC along with Sony and supplies the chip that enables your smart phone to make contactless payments, store, and exchange goods securely. As a result, we're going to send a limited number of Plug N' Play NFC controller SBC kits for project proposals that use a compatible Arduino, Beagleboard, or Raspberry Pi.
Applications for RFID include theft prevention of automobiles, collecting tolls without stopping, traffic management, building acccess, automated parking, dispensing goods, tracking library books, and tracking a wealth of assets in supply chain management. Like everything, you can trace back the foundation of RFID to electromagnetism. Before anything else existed, there was electromagnetic energy. During the Big Bang, scientists have deduced that all the four fundamental forces - gravity, electromagnetism, and the strong and weak nuclear forces - were unified. The first form in the universe was electromagnetic energy. During the first few seconds or so of the universe, protons, neutrons and electrons began formation when photons (the quantum element of electromagnetic energy) collided converting energy into mass. The electromagnetic remnant of the Big Bang survives today as a background microwave hiss. This very energy is the source of RFID, although it would take another 14 billion years or so until we came along, discovered how to harness electromagnetic energy in the radio region, and applyied this knowledge to the development of RFID.
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Your Project, Your Ideas!
Every month you'll have a new poll where you'll get to decide an upcoming project competition, based on your interests, that will take place a couple of months in advance. Themes are broad in scope so that everyone can participate regardless of skill set.
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Step 2: Post in the comments section below to begin a discussion on your idea. Videos, pictures and text are all welcomed forms of submission.
Step 3: Submit a blog post of your progress on your project by the end of the month. You are free to submit as many blog entries as you like until the beginning of the next theme.
Be sure to include video proof of your project!
Visit: NFC/RFID or tag your project blog nfcrfidch
You have until June 14th End of Day to submit your completed project!
A jury consisting of your peers will judge project submissions!
|LockNFC 2 days ago in NFC/RFID||by Fred27|
|LockNFC - PCB design 2 days ago in Fred's Blog||by Fred27|
|Project14 | Build Projects that Use Radio Waves to Communicate Through NFC or RFID! 6 days ago in NFC/RFID||by tariq.ahmad|
|Safe&Sound: Wearable Tracking Device for Miners - 14: RC522- reading RFID tags 2 years ago in Safe and Sound||by Md. Kamrul Hussain|
|Safe & Sound -Flood early-warning Alarm Pack #5: Test of TRF7970A NFC BoosterPack-DLP Designed 2 years ago in Safe and Sound||by fyaocn|
|The Light up NFC Bracelet: Stage 3 4 years ago in Charlotte Godley's Blog||by charlotte_godley|
|The Light-up NFC Bracelet Project: Stage 2 4 years ago in Charlotte Godley's Blog||by charlotte_godley|
|The Light-up NFC Bracelet Project: Stage 1 4 years ago in Charlotte Godley's Blog||by charlotte_godley|