[KS] NFC development kit for IoT applications

  • Hi all,

    I have just launched a Kickstarter campaign for a board that would play really well with the NFC ring: http://bit.ly/micronfcboard.

    The board can among other things read/write NFC tags (and rings) in NDEF format and can be used with an Arduino or on its own (you can reprogram it).

    I hope this will help bring some of the ideas posted in this section to reality!

  • NFC Ring Team

    Hey all, so I met @Donatien at the NFC Forum event, he is a top chap. His board is great, I just want to share some thoughts of my own and experience with the MicroNFCBoard..

    1. It's performance with a classic/normal NFC Ring is not great, I think it's a PN522 which as we all know lacks performance Vs PN532. Given a choice I'd go Elechouse w/ nano or mini all the way right now but that doesn't mean @Donatien isn't on the right track to create something awesome and I do think we should support him as I think his overall approach is right, v2 should be crazy exciting :)

    2. The price point of £30 is a little steep.

    3. The software isn't open source at launch. For me the software should be open source prior to funding but I'm an open source zealot so.. ;)

    4. AppNearMe is pretty cool but not really apt for NFC Ring wearers as it's more to do with arduino <> MicroNFCBoard not tag <> MicroNFCBoard

    Kickstarter link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/donatien-garnier/micronfcboard-easy-nfc-for-the-internet-of-things

  • Thanks John for your comments and feedback!

    Will definitely keep these points in mind for the V2 :).

  • Hi all,

    I just wanted to follow up on John's previous message and specifically the performance with rings. I am convinced that it could be improved by refining the board's antenna's matching circuit. Before the boards get into production I will make sure I look into this closely!