Getting the RFID-RC522 to work! [SOLVED]


#1

Guys and Girls;

read and weep here to check my efforts on getting the RFID-RC522 to work :smile:
first of all, what is it?

the RFID-RC522 is a very cheap RFID reader\writer. it’s small, it works and it’s cheap. that makes it awesome :smile:
you can buy it at DX for about 11 bucks including shipping here and it looks like this:

it works with the following cards:

  • Mifare1 S50
  • mifare1 S70
  • mifare Ultralight
  • mifare Pro
  • mifare Desfare

it’s a 13,56 mhz kit, and there is a great blog here

i’m hoping to use this topic to get this thing to work on spark :smile:
what i’ve done so far:

copied the code from that blog, and got stuck in an excellent way…

what i am looking for are people who want to cooperate with me on trying to get this to work…
any suggestions\takers? :smile:


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#2

I can’t find the code for Arduino but only example for MSP430.

Not saying you cannot port over but more like you are going to be writing the majority of the library yourself!


#3

time to add something myself :smile:
this is the code that i have running on an arduino;

    /* FILE:    RC522_RFID_Module_Example
   DATE:    24/07/13
   VERSION: 0.1
   
REVISIONS:

24/07/13 Created version 0.1


This is an example of how to use the RC522 RFID module. The module allows reading
and writing to various types of RFID devices and can be found in our MFRC-522 
(HCMODU0016) and Ultimate RFID (HCARDU0068) kits. This example Arduino sketch uses
the RFID library written by Miguel Balboa to read the pre-programmed serial number 
from RFID cards and tags supplied with our RFID kits. Snapshots and links to the 
library are available on our support forum.


PINOUT:

RC522 MODULE    Uno/Nano     MEGA
SDA             D10          D9
SCK             D13          D52
MOSI            D11          D51
MISO            D12          D50
IRQ             N/A          N/A
GND             GND          GND
RST             D9           D8
3.3V            3.3V         3.3V


You may copy, alter and reuse this code in any way you like, but please leave
reference to HobbyComponents.com in your comments if you redistribute this code.
This software may not be used directly for the purpose of selling products that
directly compete with Hobby Components Ltd's own range of products.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS". HOBBY COMPONENTS MAKES NO WARRANTIES, WHETHER
EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ACCURACY OR LACK OF NEGLIGENCE.
HOBBY COMPONENTS SHALL NOT, IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR ANY
REASON WHATSOEVER.
*/


/* Include the standard Arduino SPI library */
#include <SPI.h>
/* Include the RFID library */
#include <RFID.h>

/* Define the DIO used for the SDA (SS) and RST (reset) pins. */
#define SDA_DIO 9
#define RESET_DIO 8

/* Create an instance of the RFID library */
RFID RC522(SDA_DIO, RESET_DIO); 


void setup()
{ 
  Serial.begin(9600);
  /* Enable the SPI interface */
  SPI.begin(); 
  /* Initialise the RFID reader */
  RC522.init();
}

void loop()
{
  /* Temporary loop counter */
  byte i;
  
  /* Has a card been detected? */
  if (RC522.isCard())
  {
    /* If so then get its serial number */
    RC522.readCardSerial();

    Serial.println("Card detected:");
    
    /* Output the serial number to the UART */
    for(i = 0; i <= 4; i++)
    {
      Serial.print(RC522.serNum[i],HEX);
      Serial.print(" ");
    }
    Serial.println();
    Serial.println();
  }
}

so when pasting this into my spark cloud, i’m obviously missing things;

i’m missing SPI.h and RFID.h.

RFID.h isn’t that difficult, i’ve got that right here:

RFID.h

/* RFID.h - Library to use ARDUINO RFID MODULE KIT 13.56 MHZ WITH TAGS SPI W AND R BY COOQROBOT.
 * Based on code Dr.Leong   ( WWW.B2CQSHOP.COM )
 * Created by Miguel Balboa (circuitito.com), Jan, 2012. 
 */
#ifndef RFID_h
#define RFID_h

#include <Arduino.h>
#include <SPI.h>



/******************************************************************************
 * Definitions
 ******************************************************************************/
#define MAX_LEN 16   // Largo máximo de la matriz

//MF522 comando palabra
#define PCD_IDLE              0x00               // NO action; Y cancelar el comando
#define PCD_AUTHENT           0x0E               // autenticación de clave
#define PCD_RECEIVE           0x08               // recepción de datos
#define PCD_TRANSMIT          0x04               // Enviar datos
#define PCD_TRANSCEIVE        0x0C               // Enviar y recibir datos
#define PCD_RESETPHASE        0x0F               // reajustar
#define PCD_CALCCRC           0x03               // CRC calcular

//Mifare_One  Tarjeta Mifare_One comando palabra
#define PICC_REQIDL           0x26               // Área de la antena no está tratando de entrar en el estado de reposo
#define PICC_REQALL           0x52               // Todas las cartas para encontrar el área de la antena
#define PICC_ANTICOLL         0x93               // anti-colisión
#define PICC_SElECTTAG        0x93               // elección de tarjeta
#define PICC_AUTHENT1A        0x60               // verificación key A
#define PICC_AUTHENT1B        0x61               // verificación Key B
#define PICC_READ             0x30               // leer bloque
#define PICC_WRITE            0xA0               // Escribir en el bloque 
#define PICC_DECREMENT        0xC0               // cargo
#define PICC_INCREMENT        0xC1               // recargar
#define PICC_RESTORE          0xC2               // Transferencia de datos de bloque de buffer
#define PICC_TRANSFER         0xB0               // Guardar los datos en el búfer
#define PICC_HALT             0x50               // inactividad

//MF522 Código de error de comunicación cuando regresó
#define MI_OK                 0
#define MI_NOTAGERR           1
#define MI_ERR                2

//------------------ MFRC522 registro---------------
//Page 0:Command and Status
#define     Reserved00            0x00    
#define     CommandReg            0x01    
#define     CommIEnReg            0x02    
#define     DivlEnReg             0x03    
#define     CommIrqReg            0x04    
#define     DivIrqReg             0x05
#define     ErrorReg              0x06    
#define     Status1Reg            0x07    
#define     Status2Reg            0x08    
#define     FIFODataReg           0x09
#define     FIFOLevelReg          0x0A
#define     WaterLevelReg         0x0B
#define     ControlReg            0x0C
#define     BitFramingReg         0x0D
#define     CollReg               0x0E
#define     Reserved01            0x0F
//Page 1:Command     
#define     Reserved10            0x10
#define     ModeReg               0x11
#define     TxModeReg             0x12
#define     RxModeReg             0x13
#define     TxControlReg          0x14
#define     TxAutoReg             0x15
#define     TxSelReg              0x16
#define     RxSelReg              0x17
#define     RxThresholdReg        0x18
#define     DemodReg              0x19
#define     Reserved11            0x1A
#define     Reserved12            0x1B
#define     MifareReg             0x1C
#define     Reserved13            0x1D
#define     Reserved14            0x1E
#define     SerialSpeedReg        0x1F
//Page 2:CFG    
#define     Reserved20            0x20  
#define     CRCResultRegM         0x21
#define     CRCResultRegL         0x22
#define     Reserved21            0x23
#define     ModWidthReg           0x24
#define     Reserved22            0x25
#define     RFCfgReg              0x26
#define     GsNReg                0x27
#define     CWGsPReg	          0x28
#define     ModGsPReg             0x29
#define     TModeReg              0x2A
#define     TPrescalerReg         0x2B
#define     TReloadRegH           0x2C
#define     TReloadRegL           0x2D
#define     TCounterValueRegH     0x2E
#define     TCounterValueRegL     0x2F
//Page 3:TestRegister     
#define     Reserved30            0x30
#define     TestSel1Reg           0x31
#define     TestSel2Reg           0x32
#define     TestPinEnReg          0x33
#define     TestPinValueReg       0x34
#define     TestBusReg            0x35
#define     AutoTestReg           0x36
#define     VersionReg            0x37
#define     AnalogTestReg         0x38
#define     TestDAC1Reg           0x39  
#define     TestDAC2Reg           0x3A   
#define     TestADCReg            0x3B   
#define     Reserved31            0x3C   
#define     Reserved32            0x3D   
#define     Reserved33            0x3E   
#define     Reserved34			  0x3F
//-----------------------------------------------

class RFID
{
  public:
    RFID(int chipSelectPin, int NRSTPD);
	
	bool isCard();
	bool readCardSerial();
	
    void init();
	void reset();
	void writeMFRC522(unsigned char addr, unsigned char val);
	void antennaOn(void);
	unsigned char readMFRC522(unsigned char addr);
	void setBitMask(unsigned char reg, unsigned char mask);
	void clearBitMask(unsigned char reg, unsigned char mask);
	void calculateCRC(unsigned char *pIndata, unsigned char len, unsigned char *pOutData);
	unsigned char MFRC522Request(unsigned char reqMode, unsigned char *TagType);
	unsigned char MFRC522ToCard(unsigned char command, unsigned char *sendData, unsigned char sendLen, unsigned char *backData, unsigned int *backLen);
	unsigned char anticoll(unsigned char *serNum);
	unsigned char auth(unsigned char authMode, unsigned char BlockAddr, unsigned char *Sectorkey, unsigned char *serNum);
	unsigned char read(unsigned char blockAddr, unsigned char *recvData);
	unsigned char write(unsigned char blockAddr, unsigned char *writeData);
	void halt();
	
	unsigned char serNum[5];       // Constante para guardar el numero de serie leido.
	unsigned char AserNum[5];      // Constante para guardar el numero d serie de la secion actual.
	
  private:
    int _chipSelectPin;
	int _NRSTPD;
	
};

#endif

and the RFID.cpp

/*
 * RFID.cpp - Library to use ARDUINO RFID MODULE KIT 13.56 MHZ WITH TAGS SPI W AND R BY COOQROBOT.
 * Based on code Dr.Leong   ( WWW.B2CQSHOP.COM )
 * Created by Miguel Balboa, Jan, 2012. 
 * Released into the public domain.
 */

/******************************************************************************
 * Includes
 ******************************************************************************/
#include <Arduino.h>
#include <RFID.h>

/******************************************************************************
 * User API
 ******************************************************************************/

/**
 * Construct RFID
 * int chipSelectPin RFID /ENABLE pin
 */
RFID::RFID(int chipSelectPin, int NRSTPD)
{
	_chipSelectPin = chipSelectPin;
	
  pinMode(_chipSelectPin,OUTPUT);			// Set digital as OUTPUT to connect it to the RFID /ENABLE pin 
  digitalWrite(_chipSelectPin, LOW); 
  
  
  pinMode(NRSTPD,OUTPUT);					// Set digital pin, Not Reset and Power-down
  digitalWrite(NRSTPD, HIGH);
  _NRSTPD = NRSTPD;
}
/******************************************************************************
 * User API
 ******************************************************************************/

 bool RFID::isCard() 
 {
	unsigned char status;
	unsigned char str[MAX_LEN];
	
	status = MFRC522Request(PICC_REQIDL, str);	
    if (status == MI_OK) {
		return true;
	} else { 
		return false; 
	}
 }
 
 bool RFID::readCardSerial(){
	
	unsigned char status;
	unsigned char str[MAX_LEN];
	
	// Anti-colisión, devuelva el número de serie de tarjeta de 4 bytes
	status = anticoll(str);
	memcpy(serNum, str, 5);
	
	if (status == MI_OK) {
		return true;
	} else {
		return false;
	}
 
 }

/******************************************************************************
 * Dr.Leong   ( WWW.B2CQSHOP.COM )
 ******************************************************************************/

void RFID::init()
{
    digitalWrite(_NRSTPD,HIGH);

	reset();
	 	
	//Timer: TPrescaler*TreloadVal/6.78MHz = 24ms
    writeMFRC522(TModeReg, 0x8D);		//Tauto=1; f(Timer) = 6.78MHz/TPreScaler
    writeMFRC522(TPrescalerReg, 0x3E);	//TModeReg[3..0] + TPrescalerReg
    writeMFRC522(TReloadRegL, 30);           
    writeMFRC522(TReloadRegH, 0);
	
	writeMFRC522(TxAutoReg, 0x40);		//100%ASK
	writeMFRC522(ModeReg, 0x3D);		// CRC valor inicial de 0x6363

	//ClearBitMask(Status2Reg, 0x08);	//MFCrypto1On=0
	//writeMFRC522(RxSelReg, 0x86);		//RxWait = RxSelReg[5..0]
	//writeMFRC522(RFCfgReg, 0x7F);   	//RxGain = 48dB

	antennaOn();		//Abre  la antena
	
	
}
void RFID::reset()
{
	writeMFRC522(CommandReg, PCD_RESETPHASE);
}

void RFID::writeMFRC522(unsigned char addr, unsigned char val)
{
	digitalWrite(_chipSelectPin, LOW);

	//0XXXXXX0 formato de dirección
	SPI.transfer((addr<<1)&0x7E);	
	SPI.transfer(val);
	
	digitalWrite(_chipSelectPin, HIGH);
}

void RFID::antennaOn(void)
{
	unsigned char temp;

	temp = readMFRC522(TxControlReg);
	if (!(temp & 0x03))
	{
		setBitMask(TxControlReg, 0x03);
	}
}

/*
 *  Read_MFRC522 Nombre de la función: Read_MFRC522
 *  Descripción: Desde el MFRC522 leer un byte de un registro de datos
 *  Los parámetros de entrada: addr - la dirección de registro
 *  Valor de retorno: Devuelve un byte de datos de lectura
 */
unsigned char RFID::readMFRC522(unsigned char addr)
{
	unsigned char val;
	digitalWrite(_chipSelectPin, LOW);
	SPI.transfer(((addr<<1)&0x7E) | 0x80);	
	val =SPI.transfer(0x00);
	digitalWrite(_chipSelectPin, HIGH);
	return val;	
}

void RFID::setBitMask(unsigned char reg, unsigned char mask)  
{ 
    unsigned char tmp;
    tmp = readMFRC522(reg);
    writeMFRC522(reg, tmp | mask);  // set bit mask
}

void RFID::clearBitMask(unsigned char reg, unsigned char mask)  
{
    unsigned char tmp;
    tmp = readMFRC522(reg);
    writeMFRC522(reg, tmp & (~mask));  // clear bit mask
} 

void RFID::calculateCRC(unsigned char *pIndata, unsigned char len, unsigned char *pOutData)
{
    unsigned char i, n;

    clearBitMask(DivIrqReg, 0x04);			//CRCIrq = 0
    setBitMask(FIFOLevelReg, 0x80);			//Claro puntero FIFO
    //Write_MFRC522(CommandReg, PCD_IDLE);

	//Escribir datos en el FIFO	
    for (i=0; i<len; i++)
    {   
		writeMFRC522(FIFODataReg, *(pIndata+i));   
	}
    writeMFRC522(CommandReg, PCD_CALCCRC);

	// Esperar a la finalización de cálculo del CRC
    i = 0xFF;
    do 
    {
        n = readMFRC522(DivIrqReg);
        i--;
    }
    while ((i!=0) && !(n&0x04));			//CRCIrq = 1

	//Lea el cálculo de CRC
    pOutData[0] = readMFRC522(CRCResultRegL);
    pOutData[1] = readMFRC522(CRCResultRegM);
}

unsigned char RFID::MFRC522ToCard(unsigned char command, unsigned char *sendData, unsigned char sendLen, unsigned char *backData, unsigned int *backLen)
{
    unsigned char status = MI_ERR;
    unsigned char irqEn = 0x00;
    unsigned char waitIRq = 0x00;
	unsigned char lastBits;
    unsigned char n;
    unsigned int i;

    switch (command)
    {
        case PCD_AUTHENT:		// Tarjetas de certificación cerca
		{
			irqEn = 0x12;
			waitIRq = 0x10;
			break;
		}
		case PCD_TRANSCEIVE:	//La transmisión de datos FIFO
		{
			irqEn = 0x77;
			waitIRq = 0x30;
			break;
		}
		default:
			break;
    }
   
    writeMFRC522(CommIEnReg, irqEn|0x80);	//De solicitud de interrupción
    clearBitMask(CommIrqReg, 0x80);			// Borrar todos los bits de petición de interrupción
    setBitMask(FIFOLevelReg, 0x80);			//FlushBuffer=1, FIFO de inicialización
    
	writeMFRC522(CommandReg, PCD_IDLE);	//NO action;Y cancelar el comando

	//Escribir datos en el FIFO
    for (i=0; i<sendLen; i++)
    {   
		writeMFRC522(FIFODataReg, sendData[i]);    
	}

	//???? ejecutar el comando
	writeMFRC522(CommandReg, command);
    if (command == PCD_TRANSCEIVE)
    {    
		setBitMask(BitFramingReg, 0x80);		//StartSend=1,transmission of data starts  
	}   
    
	// A la espera de recibir datos para completar
	i = 2000;	//i????????,??M1???????25ms	??? i De acuerdo con el ajuste de frecuencia de reloj, el tiempo máximo de espera operación M1 25ms tarjeta??
    do 
    {
		//CommIrqReg[7..0]
		//Set1 TxIRq RxIRq IdleIRq HiAlerIRq LoAlertIRq ErrIRq TimerIRq
        n = readMFRC522(CommIrqReg);
        i--;
    }
    while ((i!=0) && !(n&0x01) && !(n&waitIRq));

    clearBitMask(BitFramingReg, 0x80);			//StartSend=0
	
    if (i != 0)
    {    
        if(!(readMFRC522(ErrorReg) & 0x1B))	//BufferOvfl Collerr CRCErr ProtecolErr
        {
            status = MI_OK;
            if (n & irqEn & 0x01)
            {   
				status = MI_NOTAGERR;			//??   
			}

            if (command == PCD_TRANSCEIVE)
            {
               	n = readMFRC522(FIFOLevelReg);
              	lastBits = readMFRC522(ControlReg) & 0x07;
                if (lastBits)
                {   
					*backLen = (n-1)*8 + lastBits;   
				}
                else
                {   
					*backLen = n*8;   
				}

                if (n == 0)
                {   
					n = 1;    
				}
                if (n > MAX_LEN)
                {   
					n = MAX_LEN;   
				}
				
				//??FIFO??????? Lea los datos recibidos en el FIFO
                for (i=0; i<n; i++)
                {   
					backData[i] = readMFRC522(FIFODataReg);    
				}
            }
        }
        else
        {   
			status = MI_ERR;  
		}
        
    }
	
    //SetBitMask(ControlReg,0x80);           //timer stops
    //Write_MFRC522(CommandReg, PCD_IDLE); 

    return status;
}


/*
 *  Nombre de la función: MFRC522_Request
 *  Descripción: Buscar las cartas, leer el número de tipo de tarjeta
 *  Los parámetros de entrada: reqMode - encontrar el modo de tarjeta,
 *			   Tagtype - Devuelve el tipo de tarjeta
 *			 	0x4400 = Mifare_UltraLight
 *				0x0400 = Mifare_One(S50)
 *				0x0200 = Mifare_One(S70)
 *				0x0800 = Mifare_Pro(X)
 *				0x4403 = Mifare_DESFire
 *  Valor de retorno: el retorno exitoso MI_OK
 */
unsigned char  RFID::MFRC522Request(unsigned char reqMode, unsigned char *TagType)
{
	unsigned char status;  
	unsigned int backBits;			//   Recibió bits de datos

	writeMFRC522(BitFramingReg, 0x07);		//TxLastBists = BitFramingReg[2..0]	???
	
	TagType[0] = reqMode;
	status = MFRC522ToCard(PCD_TRANSCEIVE, TagType, 1, TagType, &backBits);

	if ((status != MI_OK) || (backBits != 0x10))
	{    
		status = MI_ERR;
	}
   
	return status;
}

/**
 *  MFRC522Anticoll -> anticoll
 *  Anti-detección de colisiones, la lectura del número de serie de la tarjeta de tarjeta
 *  @param serNum - devuelve el número de tarjeta 4 bytes de serie, los primeros 5 bytes de bytes de paridad
 *  @return retorno exitoso MI_OK
 */
unsigned char RFID::anticoll(unsigned char *serNum)
{
    unsigned char status;
    unsigned char i;
	unsigned char serNumCheck=0;
    unsigned int unLen;
    

    //ClearBitMask(Status2Reg, 0x08);		//TempSensclear
    //ClearBitMask(CollReg,0x80);			//ValuesAfterColl
	writeMFRC522(BitFramingReg, 0x00);		//TxLastBists = BitFramingReg[2..0]
 
    serNum[0] = PICC_ANTICOLL;
    serNum[1] = 0x20;
    status = MFRC522ToCard(PCD_TRANSCEIVE, serNum, 2, serNum, &unLen);

    if (status == MI_OK)
	{
		//?????? Compruebe el número de serie de la tarjeta
		for (i=0; i<4; i++)
		{   
		 	serNumCheck ^= serNum[i];
		}
		if (serNumCheck != serNum[i])
		{   
			status = MI_ERR;    
		}
    }

    //SetBitMask(CollReg, 0x80);		//ValuesAfterColl=1

    return status;
}

/* 
 * MFRC522Auth -> auth
 * Verificar la contraseña de la tarjeta
 * Los parámetros de entrada: AuthMode - Modo de autenticación de contraseña
                 0x60 = A 0x60 = validación KeyA
                 0x61 = B 0x61 = validación KeyB
             BlockAddr--  bloque de direcciones
             Sectorkey-- sector contraseña
             serNum--,4? Tarjeta de número de serie, 4 bytes
 * MI_OK Valor de retorno: el retorno exitoso MI_OK
 */
unsigned char RFID::auth(unsigned char authMode, unsigned char BlockAddr, unsigned char *Sectorkey, unsigned char *serNum)
{
    unsigned char status;
    unsigned int recvBits;
    unsigned char i;
	unsigned char buff[12]; 

	//????+???+????+???? Verifique la dirección de comandos de bloques del sector + + contraseña + número de la tarjeta de serie
    buff[0] = authMode;
    buff[1] = BlockAddr;
    for (i=0; i<6; i++)
    {    
		buff[i+2] = *(Sectorkey+i);   
	}
    for (i=0; i<4; i++)
    {    
		buff[i+8] = *(serNum+i);   
	}
    status = MFRC522ToCard(PCD_AUTHENT, buff, 12, buff, &recvBits);

    if ((status != MI_OK) || (!(readMFRC522(Status2Reg) & 0x08)))
    {   
		status = MI_ERR;   
	}
    
    return status;
}

/*
 * MFRC522Read -> read
 * Lectura de datos de bloque
 * Los parámetros de entrada: blockAddr - dirección del bloque; recvData - leer un bloque de datos
 * MI_OK Valor de retorno: el retorno exitoso MI_OK
 */
unsigned char RFID::read(unsigned char blockAddr, unsigned char *recvData)
{
    unsigned char status;
    unsigned int unLen;

    recvData[0] = PICC_READ;
    recvData[1] = blockAddr;
    calculateCRC(recvData,2, &recvData[2]);
    status = MFRC522ToCard(PCD_TRANSCEIVE, recvData, 4, recvData, &unLen);

    if ((status != MI_OK) || (unLen != 0x90))
    {
        status = MI_ERR;
    }
    
    return status;
}

/*
 * MFRC522Write -> write
 * La escritura de datos de bloque
 * blockAddr - dirección del bloque; WriteData - para escribir 16 bytes del bloque de datos
 * Valor de retorno: el retorno exitoso MI_OK
 */
unsigned char RFID::write(unsigned char blockAddr, unsigned char *writeData)
{
    unsigned char status;
    unsigned int recvBits;
    unsigned char i;
	unsigned char buff[18]; 
    
    buff[0] = PICC_WRITE;
    buff[1] = blockAddr;
    calculateCRC(buff, 2, &buff[2]);
    status = MFRC522ToCard(PCD_TRANSCEIVE, buff, 4, buff, &recvBits);

    if ((status != MI_OK) || (recvBits != 4) || ((buff[0] & 0x0F) != 0x0A))
    {   
		status = MI_ERR;   
	}
        
    if (status == MI_OK)
    {
        for (i=0; i<16; i++)		//?FIFO?16Byte?? Datos a la FIFO 16Byte escribir
        {    
        	buff[i] = *(writeData+i);   
        }
        calculateCRC(buff, 16, &buff[16]);
        status = MFRC522ToCard(PCD_TRANSCEIVE, buff, 18, buff, &recvBits);
        
		if ((status != MI_OK) || (recvBits != 4) || ((buff[0] & 0x0F) != 0x0A))
        {   
			status = MI_ERR;   
		}
    }
    
    return status;
}


/*
 * MFRC522Halt -> halt
 * Cartas de Mando para dormir
 * Los parámetros de entrada: Ninguno
 * Valor devuelto: Ninguno
 */
void RFID::halt()
{
    unsigned char status;
    unsigned int unLen;
    unsigned char buff[4];

    buff[0] = PICC_HALT;
    buff[1] = 0;
    calculateCRC(buff, 2, &buff[2]);

    clearBitMask(Status2Reg, 0x08); // turn off encryption

    status = MFRC522ToCard(PCD_TRANSCEIVE, buff, 4, buff,&unLen);
}

i ofcourse added this to my sparkcloud, but thios does not seem to work.

i know from BDub that i need to include and exclude stuff, but i have no clue where to go…

pointers?


#4

You need to exclude the arduino.h and spi.h files and include the application.h file.

But there’s timer involved so porting over for now is kinda challenging.


#5

hmm would it be possible to not use the SPI interface then?


#6

You need SPI to talk to the shield.

Even if you uncomment spi.h you still can use SPI on spark core.

Those files are arduino specific and It’s ok tp uncomment them and use the spark core files.


#7

this does get me an interesting error

In file included from ../inc/spark_wiring.h:30:0,
  from ../inc/application.h:31,
  from RFID.cpp:12:
 ../../core-common-lib/SPARK_Firmware_Driver/inc/config.h:12:2: warning: #warning "Defaulting to Release Build" [-Wcpp]
 RFID.cpp:13:18: fatal error: RFID.h: No such file or directory
 compilation terminated.
 make: *** [RFID.o] Error 1

#8

korneel, kennethlimcp, I’ll try porting this later today. I may have to find a work around for the timer but I’ll let you guys know what I find. :smile:


#9

cool!

do you think there might be a workaround for the hardware SPI too? software SPI would give this more flexibility…

thanks!


#10

korneel, I just finished writing a software SPI driver for the microSD library so yes, it is absolutely doable. It won’t be as fast but I don’t think that matters here. :smile:


#11

wow software SPI!

Sounds like a great library if i managed to design the :spark: microSD shield? :wink:


#12

you see, you are making loads of people happy :wink:


#13

GUYS, I think it would be useful to PORT this one as a tutorial… we need to teach everyone how to FISH :smile:

EDIT: Hmm… the comments for this one are in Spanish… heh. So maybe not necessarily THIS one, but one of these we should do a tutorial for… maybe a series of tutorials. EASY to HARD. Question is, what’s the easiest way to document that? Maybe Create a GITHUB Repo and start with releasing the library to port, then save snapshops of the errors, and create one commit for each “fix”. You’ll have a nice automatic diff list for each change that you could link to, add a snapshot of all errors as the porting process unfolded.

I’m going to add this one to the backlog of things to do…


#14

@BDub
best
idea
ever

maybe a youtube video would be even better?


#15

A video would be great if it was well rehearsed and to the point. I’m not sure many of us have that kind of time to create something like that. Even the Github method will take a little rehearsing… but some of these libraries can take hours to port. It’s going to be a lot of work to distill all of that into a video I think. I could be wrong! Many of those how-to videos on youtube make it look easy, but I know they spend a ton of time creating and editing video.


#16

i have quite the experience with making video’s so yeah i know you are right… i’‘d be happy to make that video but my problem is this:
i would be ideal for making the video since i know what a beginner needs to know (i am a beginner after all)
then again, i don’‘t know how to port, so i can’'t make the video… vicious circle… :wink:


#17

I guess it will end up being: Whatever those who know how to port libraries easily can do for a tutorial (or have time to do) will start to enable those that don’t know how to port libraries easily to do more and more and more (with things they can do or have time for) :smile:


#18

so would it be possible for you to do the port and troubleshooting (prefereably including the software SPI) and make annotations so a noob can understand? i’d happily record it and credit you…


#19

Yes but I think @peekay123 beat me to it :slight_smile: But honestly right now I’m not able to concentrate for more than a couple minutes at a time and have a lot of things going on today… so I couldn’t work on it for ya. I have captured the tutorial idea though… because I really think we are going to need that sooner than we realize.


#20

@BDub

yeah, completely agreed.
as long as it “looks” like arduino, especially with the tabs having .h and .cpp additions, but the actual libraries not working will be very confusing.

i’d be happy to spend cycles on this, unfortunately, i just have time, some intelligence, a lot of spark cores and a lot of electronics :smile: