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Specialized Sensor Series #3 – RFID

The purpose of this series of blog posts is to highlight a specific class of unique sensors and walk through what options are out there and which ones will work with your Phidgets devices. This post discusses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) readers and tags.

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Specialized Sensor Series #2 – Water Quality Sensors

Specialized Sensor Series #2 - Water Quality Sensors

At Phidgets, we try to make a wide variety of sensors available to our customers. If we can’t make the sensor ourselves, we try to find a manufacturer so we can sell a third-party sensor to fill the gap. However,

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Specialized Sensor Series #1 – Flow Sensors

Specialized Sensor Series #1 - Flow Sensors

At Phidgets, we try to make a wide variety of sensors available to our customers. If we can’t make the sensor ourselves, we try to find a manufacturer so we can sell a third-party sensor to fill the gap. However,

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5 Creative Ways to use RFID

RFID kit

Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) is a useful and affordable way to create interaction. The Phidgets RFID reader offers solutions in near-field applications, allowing tags to be detected within a few centimeters. Over the years, several customers have picked up a reader

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How To Avoid Resonance Issues in Stepper Motors

Cross-Section of a Hybrid Bipolar Stepper

Stepper motors are unique among electronic motors in that they move in a series of discrete steps (hence their name) rather than a continuous motion. This is a useful property since it allows steppers to have positional and velocity control

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How to Measure Very Small Currents (Without Current Sensors)

4-input bridge wired to read voltage

Small voltages and currents pose difficulties when being measured, but solutions for measuring these tiny values do exist. You can use devices like the 1048 and 1051 Phidgets Temperature Sensors and 1046 Phidgets Bridge to read any small voltage. Here’s a quick explanation

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Working With Long Sensor Cables

Ferrite beads attached to the sensor cable close

You might have come here because you’re thinking of running a really long sensor cable around your house, to a robot or who knows what. Depending what sensors you use, you could be fine, you could get readings that are slightly

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