For Sale: Magnetic Strip Reader Kits
A while back, I was experimenting with magnetic strip readers and interfacing
them to the PC. I was having some trouble so I posted some requests for
information on usenet. Throughout the next few days, I received an overwhelming
number of inquiries reguarding the construction of these devices and where
they could be purchased. So I've decided to put together a kit for all
you hackers, engineers, and just plain curious people.
The magnetic strip reader interfaces with the printer port of your PC
and requires a 286 or faster processor. The kits come with all the hardware.
software, and source code. Some soldering skills are required to assemble
these kits. If you are not familiar with soldering, an assembled kit is
available for $10 more.
I am presently sold out of track 1 readers, but looking for a new supplier.
The kits I have, read track #2 off of magnetic strip cards. On credit
cards, this is the track that contains the account number and expiration
date. Track #2 is the most common track used by magnetic strip cards. Often
school ID's and security cards use t rack #2.
The software will read in the card data, decode and/or make attempts
to decrypt the data if it is not in the 2 standard ANSI formats. There
are many more FUN functions available in the software (including GENERATING
a strip patern given an ASCII string). Click here for additional
information on the kits. For even more information, download the file
and read CARDOMAT.DOC
Download a copy of it here.
Plans, schematics, and program are in the zip file CARDOMATIC.ZIP
site for CARDOMATIC.ZIP
NO! I do not sell magentic strip writers. For additional information
on readers and WRITERS. Check out Andre
DeHon's mag-strip info page.
Here is some more
magnetic strip info.
Mag-Tek now has a web page!
Have a nice day.
UPDATE 4/1/2005 -
If you haven't noticed (based on the "antiquated" PC hardware mentioned above), the web page is quite old.
This is the first update since Sep 1998. My email has be updated above, but before sending me anything, first check
the forum if you have any questions.
Also, since most of you are using a operating system version that not longer
head on over to http://stripesnoop.sourceforge.net for some up-to-date software.