Here’s another innovative project from the 2013 Texas Instruments Intern Design Challenge, courtesy of Sheng Zhao, Amulya Kattimani, and Edwin Flores. Their project is called the BeagleBone Black RFID Adapter Cape. I posted a video of what the team is envisioning for their project above, and on their project page there are a couple more videos, source code, schematics, and more. There is some wonderful creativity going on here, and you should take a look-see!
Features of the RFID Adaptor Cape:
- Fully functional RFID and NFC capabilities on the BBB
- Three status LEDs, one power LED, Push button
- Communication via SPI
- Compatible with TRF7960/A and TRF7970/A Target Board (TB)
- TB supports ISO15693, ISO18000-3, ISO14443A/B, and FeliCa
Our applications of the RFID Adaptor Cape are Cape2Login and Cape2Shop.
— Cape2Login: Allows you to login your computer without a password using RFID tagged badge.
— Cape2Shop: Eliminate checkout lanes and personalize shopping using this handheld device which scans RFID tagged items and catalogues your purchases.
More info on the TI Design Challenge and the BBB RFID Adapter Cape: