[clug-talk] OT - Request: Bar Code & Mag Stripe Scanner

Shawn sgrover at open2space.com
Mon Mar 5 01:14:24 PST 2012

Not sure if it is quite what you want, but you can scan barcodes with a 
smart phone.  The scanner I'm using will even try to lookup the numbers 
to give you more detail.  (just to make sure I wasn't mistaken, I 
scanned a book on the table beside me - the barcode was scanned, the 
title of the book was correctly identified, and a link is provided to 
where I can buy it.  QR Codes work too.

You might be able to find a way to use this with your get up.  If not, 
MemEx sells new barcode scanners, but they are a little pricey.

On 12-03-04 05:25 PM, TekBudda wrote:
> Hi All,
> Just thought I would check the list&  see if anyone had a barcode
> scanner (USB preferred but PS/2 would be acceptable as well) that they
> didn't need.  I am in the process of cataloging books, CD's, etc. for
> insurance purposes&  it would go a lot quicker if I didn't have to enter
> everything manually.
> Ideally if you had a magstripe reader as well, that would be good.  I
> just want to play with one.
> I had access to both of these at a previous job but not there anymore.
> Have looked at some pricing out there, but the prices are a little out
> of my reach at this moment.
> TekBudda
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