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Topic: RDM6300 RFID Reader - No readings (Read 268 times) previous topic - next topic

ghornet

I am following this tutorial
https://www.mschoeffler.de/2018/01/05/arduino-tutorial-how-to-use-the-rdm630-rdm6300-rfid-reader/

I have also tried this tutorial
https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Tutorials-RFID/

My wiring is correct - I thought maybe that my reader was broken so I bought another one, but it still did'nt work.

For the mschoeffler tutorial all I get in my serial monitor is this line
 
Serial.println("INIT DONE");

for the instructable tutorial I never get anything to my serial monitor.

I am plugged directly into my USB port for the power source.
I usually have the TX on the reader plugged into digital 6 on the ArduinoUno  (and adjust the code if needed) I have the 5v power and ground plugged directly the Arduino Uno.

My serial monitor is set to 9600


I am using these RFID tags

I have also tried the RFID tag associated with this product

As a note  I can get the RC522 RFID reader to work with both kinds of tags, but don't want to use it in my project because of size constraints.

Paul_KD7HB

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Jan 12, 2019, 11:55 pm Last Edit: Jan 12, 2019, 11:55 pm by Paul_KD7HB
Did you note the vast difference in operating frequencies of the two devices?


Paul

ghornet

Ahhh - okay - ya that makes sense I think.

the RDM6300 is 125Mhz
The RC522 is 13.25Mhz

I would then assume the tags I have are for 13.25Mhz

I will look around to see if I can find sticky 125Mhz tags, any suggestions

Paul_KD7HB

Ahhh - okay - ya that makes sense I think.

the RDM6300 is 125Mhz
The RC522 is 13.25Mhz

I would then assume the tags I have are for 13.25Mhz

I will look around to see if I can find sticky 125Mhz tags, any suggestions
That's 125kHz, not mHz, which in in the aircraft communications frequency band and is a no-no!

Paul

ghornet

Yup - trying to reply with 5 kids circling around :) - My quick search is not showing me the kind of tags that I want to use though... I am trying to tag some hot wheel cars. Have you seen any in the world that would work for a use case like that? I am trying to use 4 of these readers (one for each lane on a track) The RC522 will take up to much space on the Arduino otherwise I could switch to that.

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