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Practical Arduino: Cool Projects for Open Source Hardware by Jonathan Oxer, Hugh Blemings

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Chapter 14. RFID Access Control System

RFID technology (pronounced "Arr-Eff-Eye-Dee" or "Arr-Fid") is used for a wide variety of applications including access control, package identification, warehouse stock control, point-of-sale scanning, retail antitheft systems, toll-road passes, surgical instrument inventory, and even for identifying individual sheets of paper placed on a desk. RFID tags are embedded in name badges, shipping labels, library books, product tags and boxes; installed in aircraft; hidden inside car keys; and implanted under the skin of animals or even people. RFID systems work on a wide range of frequencies, have a variety of modulation and encoding schemes, and vary from low-power passive devices with range of only a few millimeters ...

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