Posts Tagged ‘iphone’

iPhone RFID Reader

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010


The idea behind this project is to see what the iPhone’s serial is capable of and to try and have a little fun with RFID along the way. This reader works with the low frequency (125Khz) tags but I have a half working version for MiFARE Hi-Frequency as well.

For this project you will need:

  1. An iPhone USB Cable (genuine one is best and probably at least 3!)
  2. A JAILBROKEN iPhone!
  3. An ID-12 RFID Reader
  4. An ID-12 Breakout Board
  5. Logic Level Converter
  6. It’s useful to have some IC Sockets for Soldering
  7. Glass Tags if you want extra fun or any
    125Khz Tags
  8. If you don’t like the idea of taking iPhone Cables apart, use an iPhone Breakout Board
  9. A Battery Pack with a 5V step up
  10. Wire.
  11. Some kind of switch.
  12. A box to put it all in.
Wow, is it really enough to finish the job? All we need is some determinations and courages – well, i think so! Check out this video!

Courtesy: Section9

Developing for iPhone serial communications

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Apple has not made it easy to let the iphone communicate with external devices. Basically, you need a jailbroken phone to do anything. This post covers the current state of serial communication on the iphone.

A succesful example of making an application that uses the serialport on the iphone is xGPS, which let you connect to an external GPS.

source: Conversation with spaces

Data Logger for iPhone…

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010


Data Logger for iPhone enables you to store and graph any data of your choosing along with a timestamp and geolocation. You might use Data Logger to store electricity meter readings, to create maps of pollution or temperature sensor readings around your neighbourhood, or animal sightings around the city. You can also set up custom data feeds, with user-defined min and max values, tags, description and units.

Links: pachube.apps via Make

Home Automation Application for the iPhone

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Automated Home reports that Apple has selected home automation technology company iControl to receive part of the $100 million in Venture Capital set aside for the iFund. The new Home Security 2.0 product from iControl will be ported and expanded to operate on the iPhone.

The new application will allow users to control their home security panels, IP cameras, sensors, and Z-Wave-based home automation devices. This includes devices such as lighting, door locks, thermostats, and much more.  Further value is added with the addition of broadband and cellular communication to central monitoring stations, thus making Home Security 2.0 a powerful contender in the market. Read more on this article