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

Mel Walters melwalters at telus.net
Mon Mar 5 13:54:18 PST 2012


On Mon, 2012-03-05 at 02:14 -0700, Shawn wrote:
> 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.

Yes pricey, but the Symbol DS 6707 2D Corded USB Laser Barcode Scanner
is $459.00 US. It just has a Built-in 1.3MP digital camera.
MemEx does not carry it. For seeing 2d codes it may be better to use a
camera (usb?) and roll your own solution, unless money is not a problem
for your use and you must have the USB wedge.

BUT, if you google "cuecat barcode scanner canada"
You can see a possible solution for about $15 and various howto's you
might figure out?
I have no experience with them, but David seems to.

> 
> 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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