donderdag 14 mei 2020

Dual frequency RFID reader -2-

To test my dual frequency RFID reader added some Dupont connectors on the other side of the provided cable.
To make easy changes i decided to add one pin connectors to all the wires. All cables have different colors, however i also wanted to put them quick in the same order as on the connector. So i put all the wires in the right order through an 8 pin Dupont housing. The plastic 8 pin housing can be put on any position as it can move free and is only for quick putting the wires in the right order.
(In fact it is a complete Dupont housing, i did cut of a small part of the housing where the holes for the wires are smaller.)
Hope this little hack will prevent mixing up the wires.
I already did a quick test of the Led with a small 1.5V coin cell. When putting the 1.5V coin cell directly on the leads of the led it lights up. Connecting 1.5V to combinations of wires like VCC (Red),  LED (Orange) and GND (Black) did not light the led.
A next step will be testing the RFID sensors, the led and buzzer. For the final part i need to decide if i will use an Arduino or an ESP module and where exactly i want to place this reader.

dinsdag 12 mei 2020

Dual frequency RFID reader -1-

For RFID experiments i also have a cheap dual frequency RFID reader with enclosure from my old mailbag. Bottom side of the enclosure is open. The size is about 7,5cm * 11,5 cm. A resin protects the components and a connector with wires (30 cm) is included.
It contains not only a 25Khz and 13.56MHZ  RFID reader. Also a led and buzzer is inside this enclosure.
For the RC522 RDIF reader there are several examples on the internet. For this reader i did not yet find much instructions. Also i and did not yet test the module.

Website of manufacturer ( Chinese)
https://gwiot.com/

Website with use example (Only RFID not using buzzer or led test)
https://smartpoker.jimdofree.com/modules-rfid/lecteur-rfid-7304d2/
The page contains links for code and more info to


Additional info on this page
https://world.taobao.com/item/45234761820.htm
Google translation of some text on this page about temperature sensibility
Special Note
     1. If the product with a temperature resistance of 60 degrees is placed in the gate, the direct sunlight at noon in summer will seriously affect the IC card reading function. The product with a temperature resistance of 80 degrees can work stably.
     2. The sensitivity of card swiping of temperature-resistant 80-degree products is higher than that of 60-degree products.
     3. It is recommended to use the pedestrian gate only, which has good adaptability to the metal environment.
    4. The default stock color of the product is carbon black. If you need white, please communicate with customer service if there is stock.
  5. The temperature-resistant 60-degree dual-frequency read head has been discontinued and needs to be ordered.
Due to the (poor translated) text above i expect better to keep the module out of direct sunlight if possible.

According the internet the following cards can be used:

 13.56MHZ /
 ISO14443 TYPE A

  1. NXP_Mifare1k
  2. NXP_Mifare4k
  3. NXP_Mifare mini
  4. Ultralight (C)
  5. Mifare  PlusX(S)
  6. Desfire  D21  D41  D81 
  7. NTAG203(F)
 125KHZ
  1. EM4100
  2. EM4200
  3. JT120 (??)

A Chinese mini manual was included when delivered from AliExpress. In this first post about this module only some info, pictures and a first try to translate the manual using google translate. Hope it will be soon possible to make a next post about this module with some results.

donderdag 7 mei 2020

COVID-19 data -5-

Short post on my blog to share a link to Github files containing Dutch Covid-19 data.
Not tested  / full checked however looks reliable and up to date ( 7/7/2020)

https://github.com/J535D165/CoronaWatchNL
COVID-19 disease count cases in The Netherlands by RIVM, LCPS and NICE