I’m looking to enable a couple of new projects, but the first is just unlocking my PC. I’m intrigued with the possibility of mounting an NFC reader under the table. I’m planning on pairing whatever reader I select with a small Sparkfun Pro Micro (Arduino) just because I have one on hand. The Adafruit shield seems to be a popular choice, and I doubt it has to be mounted as a shield as long as the right pins are used. It seems to be a better option than the commonly used Elechouse because it advertises a 10cm read range which might make sense given the large size of the board (and bigger antenna size).
What are YOU using for an NFC reader with YOUR Arduino project?
What’s the read range with your xNT?