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Re: [Shop-talk] Toughest EE question ever asked here.

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Toughest EE question ever asked here.
Date: Thu, 2 May 2013 16:44:49 +0000 (UTC)
Cc: shop-talk@Autox.Team.Net
Can't figure that one out.  A piece of aluminum foil keeps my office key and 
bus pass separated just fine.

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> To: shop-talk@Autox.Team.Net
> Sent: Thursday, May 2, 2013 11:06:08 AM
> Subject: [Shop-talk] Toughest EE question ever asked here.
> OK, it's a stretch to say this is shop related, but IF I can get it to
> work, it will be lots of 'cred' for me at work! 8>)
> I work at a building that requires proximity cards at just about every
> door. That means lots of swiping all day long. Of course everyone
> wears
> their card around their neck or on little pull chains. I put mine in
> my
> wallet.
> The system we have is made by
> Here is the question. I would love to be able to put my card in my
> cell
> phone case and just use that to swipe the readers. Problem...
> The phone interferes with the reader's ability to read the card. In
> fact,
> if I put a piece of aluminum foil behind the card (and my phone is no
> where near it), the reader can't read it.
> I've also tried a product like this
> .
> But if I have that *behind* the card (meaning not between the card and
> reader) it still doesn't read the card.
> So, to the question, What can I put between my cell phone and card to
> make
> the card reader still see the card? It needs to be thin.
> If someone can get me the answer, I'll make a donation to
> in their name!
> I know there are EE's out there that can answer this.
> Thanks!
> Eric P

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