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Read RFID data from Chafon UHF readers

Project description

Chafon RFID reader

This project provides a script which can be used to connect to a Chafon RFID reader via TCP/IP or serial and upload the times recorded to a Google Sheet.

Installation

Optionally, install pyserial (for serial communication) and Google client (for writing results to a spreadsheet) libs, via pip

pip install --upgrade google-api-python-client oauth2client pyserial

Follow the steps in the Google Sheets API Python Quickstart, to allow times to be added to a spreadsheet (optional)

Usage

to install the package into your own project use pip

pip install wabson.chafon-rfid

Examples of how to to use the provided modules are provided in the examples directory.

To keep attempting to read tags continuously until Ctrl-C is pressed, run continuous-read.py providing the IP of the reader and optionally the ID of the Google Sheet

PYTHONPATH="${PYTHONPATH}:$(pwd)/chafon-rfid" \
    python examples/continuous-read.py 192.168.1.190 [spreadsheet_id]

A second script single-read.py shows how to connect to different types of Chafon reader via serial or TCP/IP and obtain information about the reader as well as to perform a read.

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