Starting in 2013, all Elektor members will receive a green or gold-colored credit card-sized membership card. Gold Card members already received their card together with the January-February double issue and the Elektor DVD 2012. Green Card members will automatically receive their card  in the mail.


Don’t let the rather classic looks of the membership’s card deceive you, because inside it sits a state-of-the-art Mifare Ultralight RFID/NFC chip usable with so-called NFC-compatible smartphones. If you own such a device in Android flavor (see below) you can install the NXP TagWriter App available for free in the Google Play store and use the chip’s whopping 384 bytes of memory to store your own important information in.