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[aprssig] barcodes, etc.

Ray McKnight shortsheep at worldnet.att.net
Thu Mar 1 01:35:50 UTC 2007

One of the major shoe companies (I want to say Nike) is marketing
A high end shoe with RFID built in.  Well, actually, I think it's
An optional insert you put in the insole of the shoe.
It has already been demonstrated
By a group of college students that it can be tracked to I believe
About 1/2 mile and the "secure" personal ID is easily hacked, as are
Most RFID cards.  They used commonly available computers and fairly
Simple equipment/software.  Keep this in mind as Congress proposes
The National ID Card using RFID technology, that almost anyone with
Fairly little investment and skill can secretly track you and access
The personal data in that card.  They are also proposing to RFID
All paper money.  Big Brother is here to stay.

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of Chris Rose
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 16:54
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] barcodes, etc.

How much are the RF ID tags that runners use at marathons and such?  We have
an event annually that is just 10K and the runners all have a tag tied in
their shoes that a detector reads as they go past the start/stop point.
Reads at the start and then again at the finish.  I would have to ask some
people to see who has them and how much they spent to get this equipment.
It would have to be adapted to link with the packet system but that
shouldn't be too difficult?


----- Original Message ----
From: A.J. Farmer (AJ3U) <farmer.aj at gmail.com>
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 6:28:07 PM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] barcodes, etc.

On 2/28/07, Ray McKnight <shortsheep at worldnet.att.net> wrote:
> Well, the barcode units I have also have a version that is a long distance
> scanner.  They include a spot beam for aiming the scanner and can scan
> 6 ft away.  You don't think it's possible to hit a runner from 6 ft if you

Sounds cool.  But how much $$$ for one of those? :-)

That just sparked an idea.  What about those "lazer tag" games that
were popular back in the 80's?  How do those work?  Do they have
unique ID's for each unit or are they just blanket transmit/receive?
Now that would be a great way to check runners in! :-)

A.J. Farmer, AJ3U

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