Adding a really simple barcode scanner to your onion project...
I was recently asked if I could add a barcode scanner to one of my IoT machine projects to help capture batch numbers while a manufacturing process runs. I found this awesome little scanner at my local supplier for just under $12.00 and was surprised at the simplcity of the interface and how quickly it all came together in an afternoon. The addition was so quick and painless I thought I would share my experiences with the community! :)
A simple 3D printed mounting to house the scanner, buzzer and successful scan LED...
A couple of discrete components to level shift and drive the scan control...
And some simple serial port python code...
Now having tons of fun scanning everything within reach to test the prototype! :)
Just wondering who your local supplier was, I am looking to try this out as well!
@James-Seigel I am based in South Africa and buy a lot of the new arrival chips and modules to play with from this company:
I am not sure if Micro Robotics could ship internationally but sure they can help you locate a local supplier. I ordered one from banggood.com in china but it hasn't been delivered yet after 3 months of waiting