Getting Started

This section should help you get started as quickly as possible. First take a look at the system overview. Then check that you have the required hardware and software. Next, run through the tutorial on programming your WISP. Finally, there's a quick tutorial on using the reader.

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System Overview

  • What the setup looks like (HW/FW/SW)
  • diagrams!
  • photos!

Required Hardware and How to Obtain It

  • For FET Debugger: WISP programming adapter (comes with WISP)

  • RFID Reader, Antenna

Required Software and How to Obtain It

Suggested Tools For Developers

  • WISP Monitor (pending release)
  • Power Supply, Oscilloscope, Signal Generator
  • Soldering Tools
    • ITW Chemtronics / Circuitworks Flux Dispensing Pen CW8400, Digikey CW8400
    • ITW Chemtronics Chem-Wik Solder Braid Size 0.030, Digikey CW2-5-ND CW2-25-ND 2-100L-ND (different lengths)
  • Tweezers
    • Wiha Fine Point Tweezers, Digikey 431-1022
  • Wire Strippers
    • Paladin Datashark Wire Stripper/Cutter 30-20AWG, Digikey PAL70057
    • They have a nicer model for $15 - as anyone tried them? Digikey PAL1118-ND
  • Cutters
    • Cooper Industries/Xcelite 170M, Digikey 170M-ND
  • 28 Gauge Wire
    • OK Industries R28* Wire Wrap, Digikey K326, K390, K391, K392, K393


Once you have everything ready, there's two tutorials below to get things running:

Programming WISP Tutorial

Running the Reader Tutorial