Tuesday, July 07, 2015

The FLASHING LED deco nail

Typical deco nails can no longer satisfy ladies on pursuing beauty on their fingernail. And now even mobile technologies can also play a part in improving the shininess of the deco nails. This is one of the latest applications of NFC technology which we can be defined as a perfect combination of beauty and technology.

Today, we are going to share about a latest décor on your fingernails, using NFC to trigger extra-shiny effect. Please study this carefully before you’re lost in front of your girlfriend/wife who is showing off her LED blinking fingernail.

This is the little chip that provides flashing LED on deco nail, the deco nail that will light up when your fingers place near NFC working devices (or any 13.56MHz RF field). Basically, it is just a simple tuned antenna coil with a LED.

 Size of the chip

A 0.5mm thick NFC tag embedded, enables your nail flashing when you using your phone, making your payment at POS terminal or entering office/home with your contactless card.


The LED light can actually keep lightin up, if other NFC chips that with IC are



***To handle the endless question asked by your dearest girlfriend about the chip***
***EVERY gentleman is highly recommended to read the following***

As you may wonder,
Will it be dangerous to put a NFC & LED chip inside your deco nail?
I can say that it is nearly impossible to trigger any accident as there is no battery inside. And I don’t think the chip embedded in deco nail poses more threats than the colouring pigment on top in daily life.
Will the nail be hot if it keeps flashing?
It is claimed that “As no energy is required or generated, your nail will keep blinking without emitting any heat.
Will the NFC function drains my phone’s battery?
Switching on the NFC function for a whole day will only cost <5% of your phone’s battery.
Will the NFC embedded in the nail affect other devices that using NFC (e.g. octopus, access card, payment card……)?
As the NFC embedded in the deco nail doesn’t contain any IC chip. That’s mean your flashing nail will not affect the function of other NFC devices.

Things you should know
1.         NFC only works when your mobile phone is unlocked.

2.         Passive-type NFC only works on android smartphone, so if you are iPhone (any, include 6/6+) user, you can ignore this by now or you can send your complaint to Apple on why they locked up the NFC.

3.         LED deco nail also works on any proximity card reader that uses 13.56MHz.
4.         If you are using your phone, texting or playing games…. You cannot see your flashing nails since your fingers are the back of the phone.

5.         To get the best and brightest flashes, your fingers should put closely to where the NFC smartphone antenna is located (different from model to model)

6.         The only function of this LED chip is flashing only. No other use (interacting with NFC apps/storing data…..) is available.

Other use
If you are a non-deco nail user, you can stick this LED chip to anywhere you want (access card, payment card……), it will light up when it is near any NFC reader.
Normally, it can work on Octopus, contactless access card of your home, office….. I can sure that the LED chip will not affect the function of your card.
In our test, our octopus card can be read by the tablet successfully with the LED light blinking.
BUT sometimes there may be special cases that the chip doesn’t work well. It depends on different versions of octopus card (different versions of octopus have different structure) and different types of reader that your card and LED chip reacted with.
Just like that, it will flash when your Octopus is placed near NFC reader   

If you are interested I n NFC or you want to know more about other NFC products, please feel free to visit our webpage: https://www.nfc-shop.net/                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Tiny NFC Tag Challenge

Size does matter, in NFC's world, larger label size  is everything, even more important then large memory size. Good NFC scanning experience is most important.

However, today I will demostrate several types of tiny NFC tag and provide some hints reading them.These tiny tags are quite useful to apply on small objects, such as tools and jewellery.

Monday, August 12, 2013

How Korean use NFC? Can I cook rice without rice cooker App?

Watch this program Korea Report, and you will be inspired by innovative Korean.  (Be patient about the ad before show)

To read the original text: http://sbscnbc.sbs.co.kr/read.jsp?pmArticleId=10000580232

It covers a lot!

  • Payment, Wifi/BT pairing (...yawn.......)
  • Electronic appliances, yes, they do have refrigerator App, Rice Cooker APP!!!  washing machines App!!  (goto 3:30 )
  • Museum Art Display!

AMAZING! Soon, smartphone mobile can make and feed us with kimbap (Korean rice roll) !!

Sunday, August 04, 2013

How pottery studio can makes use of NFC/QR in their masterpiece gallery?

You may find out the writer of this blog like ceramic and pottery so much. Yes, we even tried to chip the ceramic plate before the heating process, of course we failed.

Here, this is a much more simple NFC/QR code application, actually, it is similar with the museum guided tour, or Audio guide.

I went to the pottery lesson sometimes ago and I remember that the Pottery Master Alan Lai has so many great pieces that worth to tell. And that's how I helped Alan to create the ARTHOME Smartposter that linked to facebook, and some name plates for these masterpieces.

We don't get into too commercial, after all, it is a art gallery. So, I didn't use the analytic function to track the number of taps, and track the trends for each week, each months, even we can do so.

I introduced it to a number of visitors, and they really love it.

Special thanks to the great help of Kitty.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

How to DIY NFC Retro Charm Phone Plug

Making retro charms became a trend these days. The charms look nice and are really easy to make. The materials are also readily available through Taobao.
This time, I also tried to make a retro charms but it's different from others - its a NFC retro charm. I hid a NFC on-metal sticker into the charm and wrote a Youtube video link into it so my phone can play a lullaby from Youtube with a tap of the charm. It's also with a phone plug so I can plug it to my phone to bring it with me.

And the NFC on-metal stickers can be bought here.

Monday, July 15, 2013

McDonalds' Happy Table for Children

Singapore McDonalds have just started a Happy Table campaign for children to have fun. Those Happy Table have hidden NFC tags to form a "NFC race track". When the children have a NFC phone, they can enjoy the NFC-McDonalds racing game. The game itself seems great and the graphics look nice. I wonder if naughty children will mess up, and if the trays on the table will block the way of the "racing cars"... but I still believe that there is a potential as children should be interested in the game.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tell the Plasma What You Want Using Your Phone

I've heard that the Shibuya Clickable Project will be having interaction between the outdoor TVs and the mobile phones... but seems that they are yet to implement this to their system.

On the other side of the planet, I mean Australia, oOh media set up interactive screens in airports for travellers. To start using the screen, they have to tap their phone to the NFC tag or QR code. Then they can select the content to be shown on the big screen and download many different things - movies, magazines, books... anything you can say from the Google Play store. This should be really useful to people in airport, as they always love to grab something to kill their time on the flight.