Does the NFC Shield sold by Seedstudio allow for an FTDI Cable (so that I can link to libnfc)? If seems to me that an FTDI Cable may be convenient for coding. I futher plan to require password access to the data on a Mifare tag using coding (OCR would be ideal).
I should point out that I know nothing about electronics or coding - I am an Arts student. I would like to demonstrate NFC technology - simulating NFC enabled phones. I have been advised to build using an Arduino board and NFC Shield. I am not sure what I need and I like the NFC shield on offer because it looks like this NFC Shield does not require soldering or other tools. If you think I need more components (arduino board, NFC shield, FTDI Cable, Mifare card), please let me know.