44 con Workshop Overview:
A 101 & upwards workshop on Radio Frequency Identification, tools, and how to make your own access control system.
If you’re new to Arduino, RFID or basic electronics, this is the workshop for you!
If you have stumbled upon this page o nthe internet and do not know what 44Con or this workshop is, please take a look here RFID Workshop!
To start of an intro into RFID theory will be covered and how this is practically applied with the use of tools on the market such as Proxmark RDV 4.
We will be covering some basics of electronics, and with breadboards, teach you how to put your own circuit together, this will come in handy when we use these basics to help you build your own MFRC522 reader setup.
We will explore the Arduino MFRC522 library, working our way through the scripts and learn how they can be adapted and built upon to bring everything together building your very own access control system.
This is a 2 hour long taster session which has been taken from our full day workshop to help build interest in the community within RFID & NFC.
Any problems with the below please reach out to Chrissy @5w0rdfish
What you will need:
1 RFID kit.
Please note there is only ten of these available to buy. We charge a £15 donation as this enables us to pay for re-supplying the kit that gets damaged and pay for equipment to expand our workshops.
There are ten loan kits on the day if you cannot afford to buy one. These will need to be reserved, first come first served.
Please message Chrissy on twitter @5w0rdfish to reserve your kit ASAP and you wish to attend.
These kits come tested and soldered for use and include the LEDs and Piezzo buzzers with double sized 800 pin breadboards.
If you would prefer to buy your own:
(please note you will need to solder the readers and maybe the Arduino nano’s prior to the workshop)
You can find my post on RFID Reader Shopping List to get the parts listing.
Depending on where you buy and how long you have these kits can be put together between £14 – £19
2 A Windows 10 Laptop (ideally) with admin rights (as you will need to install software).
If you only have Linux, please try to install the Arduino IDE and let me know if you have any difficulties. In prior events there were issues with Linux and Mac devices.
3 The laptop is required so you can run the Arduino IDE.
Please download this PRIOR to the event and install. Download the Arduino IDE https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software
4 Drivers for the CH340 nano board come preinstalled with Windows 10. Linux “should” have the required drivers also.
The Chinese drivers which are included in Windows 10 can be found
http://www.wch.cn/download/CH341SER_EXE.html (Chinese Website)
additional drivers can be found:
5 The RFID library will be needed to be installed either by downloading the required zip library https://github.com/miguelbalboa/rfid or you can go to manage librarys in Arduino IDE and download from within its manager.
A follow up post about setting up and installing will be released this week to help you.