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March 14, 2008

Card Reader Project

at 5:39 am. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks



Looking to try your hand at reading some mag stripe cards? This Card Reader Project has some great information and some code to get you started.

"The Magstripe (Track 2) Reader project can be used to view numerics stored a magnetic data card. Although there is no writeback ability, the device is very useful as a card debugger. The treatise will use an LCD character display to relay this data to the user. The circuit uses an AVR microcontroller and can modified to work with similar RISC controllers."



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5 Responses to “Card Reader Project”

  1. ApprenticeWizard Says:


    Software download links are down on the page, though.

  2. Alan Parekh Says:

    Looks like the download is available again (the full zip file)

  3. edmond Says:

    how about smart card readers?

  4. Shadyman Says:

    Since Geocities has imploded, does anyone still have this zip file?

  5. Anantha Says:


    i need the code of this card reader to develop an academic project for Bachelor of Engineering.
    Kindly send me the code or the links to download it.


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