SparkFun Qwiic RFID-IDXXLA Hookup Guide

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Contributors: Elias The Sparkiest
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Introduction

The Qwiic RFID ID-XXLA is an I2C solution that pairs with the ID-LA modules: ID-3LA, the ID-12LA, or the ID-20LA, and utilizes 125kHz RFID chips. Using the product's interrupt pin, we'll discuss how to get, store, and compare unique RFID IDs. Let's take a look at the hardware used for this RFID tutorial.

SparkFun RFID Qwiic Reader

SparkFun RFID Qwiic Reader

SEN-15191
$19.95
SparkFun RFID Qwiic Kit

SparkFun RFID Qwiic Kit

KIT-15209
$44.95
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Required Materials

To follow along with this tutorial, you will need the following materials. You may not need everything though depending on what you have. Add it to your cart, read through the guide, and adjust the cart as necessary.

RFID Reader ID-12LA (125 kHz)

RFID Reader ID-12LA (125 kHz)

SEN-11827
$29.95
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SparkFun RedBoard Qwiic

SparkFun RedBoard Qwiic

DEV-15123
$19.95
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USB micro-B Cable - 6 Foot

USB micro-B Cable - 6 Foot

CAB-10215
$4.95
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Qwiic Cable - 50mm

Qwiic Cable - 50mm

PRT-14426
$0.95
Jumper Wires Premium 6" M/M Pack of 10

Jumper Wires Premium 6" M/M Pack of 10

PRT-08431
$3.95
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RFID Tag (125kHz)

RFID Tag (125kHz)

COM-14325
$1.95

Tools

You will need a soldering iron, solder, and general soldering accessories.

Solder Lead Free - 15-gram Tube

Solder Lead Free - 15-gram Tube

TOL-09163
$3.50
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Soldering Iron - 30W (US, 110V)

Soldering Iron - 30W (US, 110V)

TOL-09507
$9.95
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Suggested Reading

If you aren't familiar with the Qwiic system, we recommend reading here for an overview.

Qwiic Connect System
Qwiic Connect System

We would also recommend taking a look at the following tutorials if you aren't familiar with them.

I2C

An introduction to I2C, one of the main embedded communications protocols in use today.

RFID Basics

Dive into the basics of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.