Craig Hissett
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Children's Handheld Scanner Device

A small, cheap, versatile device that uses WiFi and NFC to interact with surroundings - great for games!

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Children's Handheld Scanner Device

Things used in this project

Hardware components

ELEGOO UNO R3 Board ATmega328P ATMEGA16U2 with USB Cable
ELEGOO UNO R3 Board ATmega328P ATMEGA16U2 with USB Cable
Arduino compatible microcontroller. the brains of the project.
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ESP8266 ESP-01
Espressif ESP8266 ESP-01
Handles Webserver duties.
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RFID reader (generic)
for reading details from tags
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Adafruit Arduino Project Enclosure
Simple case, perfect for holding the Uno and i2c 16x2 lcd. The clear one is my preferred versions, as the LEDs glowing looks awesome.
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9V battery (generic)
9V battery (generic)
For Power
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9V to Barrel Jack Connector
9V to Barrel Jack Connector
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LED (generic)
LED (generic)
Assorted colours for scanning modes.
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RGB Backlight LCD - 16x2
Adafruit RGB Backlight LCD - 16x2
i2c version - displays messages and updates
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ELEGOO UNO R3 Project Complete Starter Kit
ELEGOO UNO R3 Project Complete Starter Kit
A great starter kit for project building. From my kit I used the LEDs, breadboard, jumper wires, battery, connector etc etc
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Software apps and online services

Arduino IDE
Arduino IDE
Elegoo Eblock

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)
For joining LEDs together

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Code

Hendheld Scanner GitHub

Variations on this code will be added in due course, such as the complete 'Santa presence detection' I wrote before Christmas for my son, a hide and seek rfid tag game and more!

Credits

Craig Hissett

Craig Hissett

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