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Magnetic Card reader.

Discussion in 'Beginner Electronics' started by gaurdro, Mar 1, 2007.

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  1. gaurdro

    gaurdro Guest


    I've been assigned the task of creating ID badges with id data
    stored on magnetic strips. the lab is already outfitted with card
    readers and i've written software to log activity but i need a way to
    write to the cards without spending the $200 on a new card writer.
    any suggestions? i'd prefer to have all three of the strips writable
    for further expansion of the system.

  2. PeterD

    PeterD Guest

    You are kidding, right? You can't spend $200 for the writer?
  3. Otto Sykora

    Otto Sykora Guest

    check how much the reader did cost and then think how much will cost
    the writer to it.
    Only the magnetc head for a common card reader costs some 70 usd where
    I get them from. Then the rest of the mechanic and electronics and
    such reader might be well few hunhdred usd.
  4. jasen

    jasen Guest

    mag stripe is obsolescent, try eBay
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