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!!
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.