November 23, 2012
There are some really creative people out there! We’ve put together some of the most interesting and entertaining ways to have some fun with barcodes. From barcode readers that convert barcodes to music, to how to create your own personal barcode, read on…
Transform any barcode to music with your iPhone:Developed by Leo van der Veen, this nifty little app captures the image of any barcode around you with your iPhone’s camera – anything from a book or CD or even the items in your fridge – scans it in, and converts the barcode into a unique melody. There are even options for you to play with the beats per minute and the scale of the ‘song’ produced.Have a look at the video below to see how easily it works – I think you could have a lot of fun (and...
Have you ever wondered where barcodes come from? Did you know that barcodes have a very interesting history? For those looking to buy barcodes or are just interested in learning more about barcode numbers I've included 5 "fun" titbits about barcodes.
1. The first product to ever be scanned with a barcode number on it (it was a UPC barcode) was a packet of Wrigley's chewing gum at Marsh's store in Troy, Ohio, in June 1974. You can view the packet of gum at the Smithsonian museum.
Our blog researchers include local barcode experts from the SA Barcodes team: Cat Robinson and Andreas van Wyk
SA Barcodes Team
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