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Visualizing RFID readable fields

Visualizing RFID readable fields

Monday, October 12th, 2009

These guys over at Berg London did a really smart thing. They used an ID-20 reader module to kick out a signal to an LED when a tag is read, then put that LED in the center of the tag being read. Then they used some standard photography tricks to capture and superimpose all the […]

Review of DataSafe security wallet

Review of DataSafe security wallet

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

In a fit of frustration the other day, I broke my wallet by slamming it down on my desk. The frayed edges of my trusty old wallet couldn’t take the strain, and my credit cards, loyalty cards, and RFID cards ripped through the frail seams and went flying all over the place. The deflated little […]

Effect of thumb flexion / extension on RFID implant range

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

I wanted to post this video to show just how the body’s own tissue interferes with an RFID implant’s ability to be read, even with a high power reader. These tags have very low read range due to their size, and the location I chose between the thumb and index finger of the hand offers […]

Limitations reading small glass RFID implant tags

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

A lot of my RFID Toys readers often email me or post on the forum telling me about problems they are having using glass tags with certain readers. Mostly the issue is not being able to get good range, etc. When it comes to RFID tags, especially glass ampoule tags, size matters. There are several […]

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