I have built an RFID reader that displays some info on a 7 segment LED display. With the Arduino this is quite simple and a lot of fun. RFIDs are electronic pieces that use radio frequency electromagnetic fields to transfer data. RFIDs can also be called RFID Tags, most of them will create have an ID. This can be used to identify them individually and perform specific tasks for each one of them. In this case the different tags will produce a different result on the display. Nevertheless, you can make an RFID engage with a computer or electronic in any way that you want.
You will need
- RC522 RFID reader
- 7 Segment LED Display
- 7 X 240Ω resistors
- Jump wires
- Arduino Uno
To assemble everything together, I have provided an image to connect the wires and devices. You can also download the Fritzing file. Alternatively, here is an image of how everything has been connected.
What it does
The LED display can be able to display the information that is typed in the console. The RFID will just read what are the values of the ID and store the data in
rfid.serNum which in this case, I am using
46 ;. To find out the IDs’ of your tags, unhighlight the commented lines (line:372) to print the
rfid.serNum; on the console. You can add
rfid.serNum,DEC; to find its decimal value or
rfid.serNum,HEX to convert that on to hexadecimal and then use it to activate the
Once you have everything connected, run the Arduino code.
Hope you find this helpful!