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I have been reading about NFC and was wondering If it was possible to make a NFC scanner antenna to read NFC signals from a further distance. I do understand that the N in NFC stands for Near that's why I'm asking if its possible.

I have read a few articles and this one seems the best. It is a study around capturing NFC data and they have also made a YouTube video about this. I intend to do something similar but they don't describe the hardware to well.

If someone knows what I need or a better solution please let me know. As in this article they want it to be relatively cheap and small and this is what I want to. I would appreciate if you include the scanner and antenna details if you recommend equipment.

  • If you want to communicate between devices wirelessly, does it absolutely need to be NFC? Would something like IR or like a 2.4 or 5GHz transceiver also work? – 0-60FPS Oct 16 '16 at 3:24
  • Yes @0-60FPS , It needs to be NFC – SillySam Oct 16 '16 at 6:42
  • Sorry @feetwet, I said "0-60FPS" responding to the guy who commented before me. I want to be able to scan NFC from afar as I am trying to test how easy it is to swipe credit cards for a personal project. – SillySam Oct 23 '16 at 1:01

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