26. mars 2008

Bluetooth RFID Reader

The workshop with Tom Igoe was very interesting. Although it did not result in completed prototypes it was a good week of learning more advanced Arduino prototyping.

After the first days with general Arduino practice i decided to try an idea for my major project: To make a Bluetooth RFID reader that is connected to my SE K610i using mobile.processing.org After learning serial communication through a terminal program it was just a matter of having the right commands to set the devices up.So while the electronics is rather simple (An ID-12 RFID reader with the data pin connected to a BlueSMIRF Silver Bluetooth modem) the issue is to make an application that uses the newly made gizmo for something interesting. In my mind i have a plan for doing that, so in the next few days i will try to elaborate and detail that plan.