Mifare 500B RFID Reader

Hi all, I've just got a MiFare 500B RFID reader (13.56Mhz). Been trying to interface with Arduino but seems awfully confusing. It has to do with sending start and end bits which is confusing me a little. http://www.p2man.com/rfid/500B.pdf

Any help would be great! I have the source code in C++, would it be possible to include the main.c or main.h file in Arduino?

Hi!

I just got one too! ;D Funny how those things seem to happen. Anyways, I'll try, and see what happens ;)

Cool, I'll post any progress :)

Where did you get it? I've been looking for something that could handle multiple simultaneous reads (anticollision) I'd be REALLY interested in your progress. Please keep me posted.

Thanks, Dale

Where did you get it? I've been looking for something that could handle multiple simultaneous reads (anticollision) I'd be REALLY interested in your progress. Please keep me posted.

Thanks, Dale

I got it from eBay, from http://stores.ebay.ca/Univelop-Tech-LLC. It came with a credit-card-sized plastic card, not sticker-card like it says in the auction, but I'd rather have a plastic one, personally 8-)

Look for "13.56Mhz RFID Reader module with C source&Doc & Antenna" under the "RFID" section. The website, which is in SERIOUS need of an upgrade, is http://www.rfidgeek.com/. I'll be posting relevant stuff on my website later on. I'll post again when I do.

Search up the "Philips Mifare MF RC500" IC datasheet, the reader uses either that or a clone. Also, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIFARE and http://www.mifare.net/ for an overview of the technology used.

Yeah that's the same ebay store that I got it from.

Any luck on getting it to work with Arduino yet? I've been trying but there's no progress at at all. Any help would be great.

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Here's an article I posted about this neat little board.. Maybe something in here (including the link I included to the Fudan Microelectronics FM1702NL datasheet) will help?

I noticed that the FM Chip is part of a series, with other options including more protocols... I wonder if they're swappable? ::)

Anyways, here's my writeup, so far, on this little guy. http://erroraccessdenied.com/node/1636.

I just dug out my Arduino, so I'll have to try connecting the two. I'm guessing it'll be by UART.