RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) technology is already being sold in consumer products and is constantly expanding. Numbers soaring over 200 million credit and debit cards, millions of hotel room keys, including All US Passports issued since October 2006, work IDs and even transit cards use RFID chips. This is for convenience, all you simply need to do is swipe your card, the chip does the rest! What could go wrong? Unfortunately many things. It is quite easy for someone to pick up your RFID information against your will. Criminals with can construct their own RFID readers with a cheap minimal supplies. These devices can steal your private financial information quickly and silently. With the more these chips becoming more and more popular, the more your personal information is at risk than ever before. by using RFID shields or wallets can make it more difficult for someone with an electronic reader to read your information.
Protect yourself and your identity build a RFID shield
Step 1: You Will Need!
To build this project, you will need the following
- Duct tape
- Aluminum foil
Thats all you need! Lets start building!
Step 2: Lay Down Tape
Rip off two duct tape strips about 5 inches long.
Lay the two strips one over the other in order to increase the width
Once that's done, tear off a big piece of foil and cover the pieces of duct tape
You should now have a duct tape side and a foil side
Step 3: Cut
Now take out your ruler!
Measure out a 2 and 1/2 width and 3 and 1/2 height
using a pen CREASE don't DRAW on the tape. Use pressure but don't draw on the tape.
Now get out your scissors and cut out the rectangle. (Clean the scissors often, it gets difficult to cut duct tape)
**Easy Tip** Its faster and easier to simply trace a card and cut out the shape. Just lay the card on the tape and trace around it with a pen
Step 4: Repeat
Make another side!
Do exactly the same thing you did before.
(Start over from step 3)
Step 5: Tape Sides
Now lay both pieces FOIL DOWN next to each other
Lay a small strip of tape over the seams to connect the two
Fold and tape the other side together
tape of of the remaining sides
Cut off excess tape
Basically all your doing is taping three sides together, once that's done make sure your card fits and then place a heavy object on top of it over night. THis will make it tight and thinner.
Step 6: Cut Again
**This step is optional**
Using a cap or circle templat (I used a glue stick lid) trace out a half circle
Once thats done, cut it out!
This will make your sleeve look better and its easier to remove your card.
Step 7: Your Done!
You now have a RFID shielded sleeve! Your identity is safe with you!
Dont stop there! Make a duct tape RFID proof wallet! Try making a bag!
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The best part about this sleeve is how thin it is! You almost forget its there! You can take it anywhere with you!