Next-Gen RFID Powerhouse with M7E Hecto

The new SparkFun M7E Hecto Simultaneous RFID Reader is here along with some new project mats from iFixit!

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Hello everyone and welcome back to another Friday product post here at SparkFun Electronics. This week, we are excited to announce our newest RFID sensor with the SparkFun Simultaneous RFID Reader featuring the M7E Hecto! Replacing the ever popular M6E Nano board, this new version features a high read rate and extended range and can significantly improve processing speed in applications like inventory management or access control. Following that, we have three new project mats from iFixit that are ideal for organization and note taking. Now, let's jump in and take a closer look at all of this week's new products.

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SparkFun Simultaneous RFID Reader - M7E Hecto

SparkFun Simultaneous RFID Reader - M7E Hecto


The SparkFun M7E Hecto Simultaneous RFID Reader simplifies reading UHF RFID tags (EPCglobal Gen 2) with its powerful M7E-HECTO module by JADAK©. This improved version builds upon the popular M6E reader by offering easier connectivity and enhanced features.

The M7E Hecto boasts high performance, reading tags at an impressive rate of up to 300 tags per second and writing at 80 milliseconds. It provides adjustable power output ranging from 0dBm to 27dBm. A suitable external antenna (sold separately) enables reading tags from distances up to 16 feet (4.9 meters). The on-board antenna offers a read range of one to two feet. Range performance depends on a wide variety of parameters so range results may vary.

iFixit Anti-Static Project Tray

iFixit Anti-Static Project Tray


The iFixit Anti-Static Project Tray is invaluable for all electronics projects and repairs. Store tiny components and screws in the 20 small compartments, store large components and tools in the larger compartments. Made from transparent Anti-Static Plastic, so it's safe for delicate components.

iFixit Magnetic Project Mat

iFixit Magnetic Project Mat


Designed by fixers, for fixers, the 8in. by 10in. Magnetic Project Mat from iFixit catches and securely holds screws as you pull them out of a device. Now you can stop worrying about keeping track of all the loose screws and focus on your project. Screws and small parts will remain right where you left them.

iFixit FixMat

iFixit FixMat


The FixMat features two ways to keep track of screws and small parts: lay them on the magnetic, gridded, dry-erase surface, or drop them in the easy-access sorting bins. Tackle more complex projects thanks to upgraded surface graphics and an included 0.5mm, rollaway-proof pen. In the spirit of Adam Savage: if you're not writing it down, you're just screwing around.

That's it for this week. As always, we can't wait to see what you make! Shoot us a tweet @sparkfun, or let us know on Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn. Please be safe out there, be kind to one another! We'll be back with more new products next week so make sure to check back then. Happy hacking!

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  • Member #134773 / last week / 1

    Wish I could order some of those nifty SparkFun shopping bags like Rob showed! They'd definitely be "grocery store agnostic" so I wouldn't have to worry about taking the wrong bag into the grocery store, plus they'd probably "start something" at least in the way of a conversation!

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