An hour ago I finished soldering the breakout board together to the ID-20 (http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8628
). I checked all solder joints and did not see any bridges.
I then hooked up the board to a breadboard, and plugged in wires to the arduino. After doing some testing, where I read two different cards, everything was going great.
I then unplugged the RFID-reader and added an LED, to test the possibilities.
This is where I might have screwed the pooch: I then inserted the ID-20 back into the breadboard - BUT - I am not sure that I placed the reader back in to the right sockets (resulting in a short?).
This time, strange readings were seen on the Serial Monitor. I quickly unplugged the reader. Then I put the reader back in, carefully checking the sockets. Again strange writing.
Next try the arduino stopped responding, until I unplugged the reader and reset the arduino.My question to you guys: Is the RFID-reader dead or do I have a chance?
- I am afraid to do any further testing.