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1 # proxmark3: the official Proxmark repository!
2
3 The proxmark3 is a powerful general purpose RFID tool, the size of a deck
4 of cards, designed to snoop, listen and emulate everything from
5 **Low Frequency (125kHz)** to **High Frequency (13.56MHz)** tags.
6
7 This repository contains enough software, logic (for the FPGA), and design
8 documentation for the hardware that you could, at least in theory,
9 do something useful with a proxmark3.
10
11 ## Resources
12
13 * [This repository!](https://github.com/Proxmark/proxmark3)
14 * [The Wiki](https://github.com/Proxmark/proxmark3/wiki)
15 * [The GitHub Pages website](http://proxmark.github.io/proxmark3/)
16 * [The Forum](http://www.proxmark.org/forum)
17 * The IRC channel: irc.freenode.org #proxmark3 ([chat in your browser](http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=#proxmark3))
18 * [The Homebrew formula repository](https://github.com/Proxmark/homebrew-proxmark3)
19
20 ## Development
21
22 The tools required to build or run the project will vary depending on
23 your operating system. Please refer to [the wiki](https://github.com/Proxmark/proxmark3/wiki) for details.
24
25 ## Obtaining hardware
26
27 The Proxmark3 is available for purchase (assembled and tested) from the
28 following locations:
29
30 * [RyscCorp](https://proxmark3.com/) (US)
31 * [Hackerwarehouse](https://hackerwarehouse.com/) (US)
32 * [Elechouse](http://www.elechouse.com/) (HK)
33 * [Lab401](https://lab401.com/) (HK)
34 * [RFxSecure](http://www.rfxsecure.com/) (SG)
35 * [Sneaktechnology](https://www.sneaktechnology.com/) (ASIA/OCEANIA)
36
37
38 Most of the ultra-low-volume contract assemblers could put
39 something like this together with a reasonable yield. A run of around
40 a dozen units is probably cost-effective. The BOM includes (possibly-
41 outdated) component pricing, and everything is available from Digikey
42 and the usual distributors.
43
44 If you've never assembled a modern circuit board by hand, then this is
45 not a good place to start. Some of the components (e.g. the crystals)
46 must not be assembled with a soldering iron, and require hot air.
47
48 The schematics are included; the component values given are not
49 necessarily correct for all situations, but it should be possible to do
50 nearly anything you would want with appropriate population options.
51
52 The printed circuit board artwork is also available, as Gerbers and an
53 Excellon drill file.
54
55
56 ## License
57
58 This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
59 it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
60 the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
61 (at your option) any later version.
62
63 This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
64 but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
65 MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
66 GNU General Public License for more details.
67
68 You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
69 along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
70 Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA
71
72
73 Jonathan Westhues
74 user jwesthues, at host cq.cx
75
76 May 2007, Cambridge MA
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