Hardware components and setup

The following is a list of the hardware components and the quantity of each needed to build the smart kitchen project:

  • Photons (2)
  • Li-Po batteries (2)
  • 3-6V DC power supply (2)
  • RFID Reader module RFID-RC522 (1)
  • RFID tags (6)
  • Passive infrared (PIR) motion sensors (3)
  • Jumper wires (20)
  • Breadboards (2)

We will describe some of these components in detail, and explain the function they perform.

RFID reader module RC522-RFID and RFID tags

Radio frequency identification (RFID) is a Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, where two devices can transfer data between them using radio waves when they are near each other:

RFID reader module RC522-RFID and RFID tags
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