Hurrah for China

Yesterday I ordered an RFID reader/writer. I don't know what I'm going to do with it but it feels like the sort of thing I could have fun with.

It's implemented as a serial device that you send commands to so pretty generic and can be connected with all manner of things including a PC if you feel like it.

This was after wading through the eBay shop of a Chinese supplier with lots of little interesting bits and pieces. There is a lot of really cheap <£5 tat on eBay from these sellers but if you go up in price a bit it looks like there is some really nice kit available.

I was away at a Laser-Tag LARP over the weekend and I loaned them Spookytron for the event. It got used to make a 'haunted house' at the site and worked really well for this. Mik had a few suggestions for improvements which I'll feed into another version of it, but this won't happen for a while.

Right now I've a time machine to build.

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