The New (Improved) Arduino RFID Kit is designed with beginners in mind, offering a perfect introduction to the world of Arduino, coding, and electronics. This comprehensive kit not only provides all the necessary components for exciting projects but also offers an intriguing journey into understanding the various facets of electricity. This Arduino RFID Kit stands out by focusing on Wireless RFID and NFC (Near Field Communication) communications. It equips you with a full complement of sensors, modules, connectors, cables, and, of course, RFID technology.
|UNO R3 board||1|
|Contactless Type IC Card||1|
|1602 LCD module||1|
|DS1302 Clock Module||1|
|Voice Detection Module||1|
|Temperature humidity sensor module||1|
|Fluid Level detection module||1|
|4*4 keypad module||1|
|Stepper motor driver Board||1|
|1 K Resistor||5|
|10 K Ohm Resistor||5|
|220 Ohm Resistor||8|
|Hat for momentary buttons||4|
|4 digital tube||1|
|8 * 8 dot-matrix Memory||1|
|74HC595 N chips||1|
|IR remote control||1|
|Breadboard Jumper * 30||1|
|Male to Female Dupont lines * 30||1|
Connecting the RC522 RFID Module:
The RC522 RFID Module is a vital part of this kit. Here's how to connect it to your Arduino:
- Connect the VCC pin on the RC522 module to the 3.3V pin on the Arduino.
- Connect the GND pin on the RC522 module to the ground (GND) pin on the Arduino.
- Connect the RST pin on the RC522 module to any digital pin on the Arduino (e.g., digital pin #5 in this example).
- Leave the IRQ pin on the RC522 module unconnected, as the Arduino library used does not support it.
To establish proper SPI communication, connect the following pins according to your specific Arduino board:
For Arduino UNO/Nano V3.0:
- SCK: Digital pin 13
- MISO: Digital pin 12
- MOSI: Digital pin 11
- SS: Digital pin 10
Once you've made these connections, you're ready to go!
Using Arduino to Read RFID Tags:
To interact with the RC522 RFID module, we recommend using the MFRC522 library, which simplifies reading from and writing to RFID tags. Follow these steps:
- Download and install the MFRC522 library.
Open the Arduino IDE: Start by opening the Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE) on your computer.
- Open the Library Manager: In the Arduino IDE, go to the "Sketch" menu at the top. From the dropdown menu, select "Include Library" and then click on "Manage Libraries..."
- Search for the MFRC522 Library: In the Library Manager, you'll see a search bar in the top-right corner. Type "MFRC522" into this search bar, and the list of available libraries will filter to show the MFRC522 library.
- Install the Library: Find the MFRC522 library in the list, and you should see an "Install" button next to it. Click the "Install" button to download and install the library.
- Wait for Installation: The Arduino IDE will download and install the library. You'll see a progress bar indicating the status of the installation.
- Confirmation: Once the installation is complete, you'll see a "Library MFRC522 installed" message at the bottom of the Library Manager window.
- Open the Examples submenu and select MFRC522 > DumpInfo example sketch.
- Ensure that the RST_PIN is correctly initialized (e.g., digital pin #5).
- Upload the sketch to the Arduino board and open the Serial Monitor.
- Bring the RFID tag closer to the RC522 module, and you'll see tag information displayed in the Serial Monitor. Ensure the tag remains stationary until all information is fully displayed.