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Does the Raspberry pi work with NFC and specifically communicating with an Android phone? Are there any NFC cards that are better / worse than others for working on the pi?

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When the RPi can talk NFC, it should be able to talk to any NFC equipped Android Phone (or NFC equipped device in general). I personally did not play with that combination, but I found a tutorial on this subject. It uses a RPi and a 13.56 Mhz shield for the NFC/RFID communication. The only thing that worries me in the text is that an Arduino suddenly pops up, I guess that is not the idea to also add an Arduino.

I found a second source of information from Ada Fruits, they have a ready to use piece of hardware and they also have a library to communicate with the hardware, this might be a fast solution to start using NFC/RFID. In the text I only see that they use of for reading mifare cards, so plain RFID, but making this talk to an Android device is just a matter of a (little) programming.

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  • The AdaFruit tutorial looks promising! – Jake1164 Dec 28 '12 at 16:04
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    Found something else interesting here, they use NFC to communicate with a robot they built – ikku Dec 28 '12 at 16:06

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