I will state right off the bat I'm a biologist and I am new not only to arduinos but to electronics in general.
I have inherited a project monitoring penguins in Argentina. Over 200 penguins have been implanted with 134.2 khz RFID tags. The old system, with the antenna coils imbedded long mats and a custum made reader...has a lot of problems which I won't go into.
What I need is this, RFID reader paired with input from a weighbridge (a scale penguins walk over, which has already been built) that logs the RFID reading, with the weight of the penguin and a time stamp. This data should be down loaded onto a data-logger of some sort. Is this possible? Could it be done with a single Arduino or do I need more than one? What reader do you recommend? Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,