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Old July 5th, 2011, 05:11 PM
k1pp3r k1pp3r is offline
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RFID sticker for Food items?

I have not done much research into RFID for automation. I know the basic tech of it but was wondering if there is a RFID tag or sticker that is small and cheap enough to put on food containers, in turn this could link to Homeseer and give you an inventory of your fridge and pantry.

The entire key to this would be a small enough RFID chip, which the smallest that seems able to transmit is about the size of a credit card.

Anyone know of smaller RFID chips that Homeseer would be able to read? I think passive would be fine as you could program the SN into a DB and have homeseer reference it for the description

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Old July 5th, 2011, 06:39 PM
fdarden fdarden is offline
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This would be awesome

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I have not done much research into RFID for automation. I know the basic tech of it but was wondering if there is a RFID tag or sticker that is small and cheap enough to put on food containers, in turn this could link to Homeseer and give you an inventory of your fridge and pantry.

The entire key to this would be a small enough RFID chip, which the smallest that seems able to transmit is about the size of a credit card.

Anyone know of smaller RFID chips that Homeseer would be able to read? I think passive would be fine as you could program the SN into a DB and have homeseer reference it for the description

Thanks
I agree. Although right now im not sure there is a good way to do this. I know that the "sticker" types are passive, and do not transmit. They more "oscillate" at a specific frequency when stimulated by a reader. (or maybe not thats how it was explained to me) So active inventory of whats in the cabinets does not seem possible. The fridge, due to its isolating nature, seems to be an even farther reach as even active tags would not transmit through this. I suppose you could use 8 meter tags for stuff in the pantry, but that would become cost prohibitive for most very quickly.
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