RFID Chip with a bit more range than 13.56Mhz chips

Hi All…VERY new to working with microcontrollers and such so I apologize if my understanding and terminology seems a bit rudimentary. The basics of what I’m looking to do is activate a vibration motor on perhaps a breadboard once the unit is within about 6 or 7 inches of an nfc tag (guessing it would need to be a UHF tag). Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

Hello @pabyizzy,
13.56MHz (HF) RFID range is more dependent on the reader than the tag. Sparkfun has an article on RFID Basics that may be helpful, RFID Basics - SparkFun Learn . Digi-Key does not have many basic RFID kits but there are a couple you may want to review. These don’t have the range you are looking for but could be useful demo platforms.
Adafruit has a simple demo kit https://www.digikey.com/en/products/detail/adafruit-industries-llc/5402/16181937
Adafruit learn guide - Overview | Controlling Devices with RFID Wiz | Adafruit Learning System
Adafruit RFID/NFC eval breakout board kit (Arduino support) https://www.digikey.com/en/products/detail/adafruit-industries-llc/364/6238001

If you do some searching for “Arduino RFID” there are a number of examples/tutorials that may be helpful. I have not used any so do not have any specific recommendations to try. UHF RFID tags do have significantly longer range but the readers are also significantly more expensive.