March 22, 2011 AT 6:16 pm

TUTORIAL TUESDAY – Barcode scanners for a maker business

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We have had a lot of tutorials on electronic parts and Arduino lately, so we wanted to mix it up with some tutorials on the tools we use here every day at Adafruit. We have a very streamlined operation here and a lot of that has to do with the technology we’ve cooked into the business!

This tutorial is for the barcode scanner we use for shipping invoices as part of our custom shipping system. they can ‘talk’ rs-232 serial, ps/2 or USB so they are possible to connect to an embedded system. we have some usb HID interface example code as well for reading data directly from the barcode scanner.

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2 Comments

  1. Great!
    I’m looking forward to more tutorials like this. :)

  2. This is one of the most awesome barcode scanners I have ever used. I have been using the LS2208 series of scanners since 2004, and have installed them in some pretty harsh environments, and have had yet to have one fail. Thanks for doing a tutorial on this!

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