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Title: Automated RFID Animal feed station
Post by: fritzstrahm on May 24, 2019, 04:07 pm
 Hi all: We raise livestock and since they live in groups but need different amounts of feed we would like to build an automatic feed dispenser. Basically would like to read some kind of RFID tag hanging around animals neck that has animals ID on it. With this information feed would be dispensed depending if that animal had already had its daily ration or not. Are their powerful enough RFID cards and readers available to read from 1 to 2 feet? Can Arduino communicate with them.
Thanks
Title: Re: Automated RFID Animal feed station
Post by: PaulS on May 24, 2019, 04:44 pm
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Hi all we raise livestock and since they live in groups but need different amounts of feed we would like to build an automatic feed dispenser. Basically would like to read some kind of RFID tag hanging around animals neck that has animals ID on it and then feed it based on its number and how many feedings it has had that day are their powerful enough RFID cards and readers available to read from 1 to 2 feet can arduino communicate with them.
You ever heard of punctuation?

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are their powerful enough RFID cards and readers available to read from 1 to 2 feet
Yes, but they cost more than a cow. Google "Active RFID".  Most Arduino projects involve passive RFID chips/readers.

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can arduino communicate with them
Of course.
Title: Re: Automated RFID Animal feed station
Post by: fritzstrahm on May 24, 2019, 05:54 pm
Sorry for my poor puncuation. Can you explain what would be the difference between active and passive RFID? Which one would be the appropriate one for this application?
Thanks
Title: Re: Automated RFID Animal feed station
Post by: gbafamily on May 24, 2019, 08:57 pm
Search for "uhf rfid" and "uhf rfid livestock". There are commercial systems and one Arduino shield UHD RFID reader.