RFID Lock Shield

Item #: FT_RFID_Lock
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Price: $32.20 inc GST
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    This shield allows your Arduino to control a door lock using an electric strike plate and one of a number of commonly-available RFID modules, and is based on the circuit described in the "RFID Access Control System" project in the book "Practical Arduino".

    Note: Does not include the RFID reader module itself. You need to purchase that separately.

    Supported reader modules include:

    • ID12
    • ID20
    • RDM630
    • RDM880
    • HF MultiTag


    • On-board 9V regulator to power Arduino from strike plate power supply.
    • Reset button wired through to Arduino reset pin.
    • Blue "Arduino power on" LED.
    • Green "External power supply on" LED.
    • Red "Strike plate activated" LED.
    • 100nF bypass/smoothing capacitors on 5V and 9V rails.
    • Overlay guide where you need it: both top and bottom.
    • Uses through-hole parts for easy assembly.

    What's in the box?

    • Gold-plated Freetronics RFID Lock Shield PCB with overlay on both top and bottom.
    • All the required supporting parts.
    • The fully illustrated RFID Lock Shield Assembly Guide, which is also available online.