View Full Version : Building a magnetic strip reader?
09-11-2009, 06:40 PM
would anybody know how to construct a magnetic strip reader, or even buy a crappy wired one and convert it to run on batteries?
09-11-2009, 06:44 PM
Planning to skim some cards are you?
Why not just buy a hand-held reader, I'm pretty sure those exist.
09-11-2009, 06:51 PM
they're alot of money, and nay i'm not pal. why would you think that?
09-12-2009, 01:03 AM
You'll want to make one able to run on batteries, maybe hold a microcam.
You COULD grab a 200 dollar reader (along with that msr thing and a mini cam) all for about 500-600.
But the thing is, their produced so big and ugly in order to avoid what you're trying to do.
I'm in the same boat, need to find a way to make one for cheap.
09-12-2009, 07:26 AM
Make a smaller case for the big ugly ones.
Other than that, good luck making it all work if you DIY one from scratch.
09-12-2009, 01:13 PM
yeah $600 is not an option really. As for big ugly ones.. the mini123ex is the size of a coin.
Take the casing off that, and using a resin and clay kit the skimmer will be tiny even by a skimmers standards.
I just need to get a cheap one and mod it, or steal one from somewhere.
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