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    Recommend barcode scanner to use with a Perl script

    Can any one recommend a very low priced barcode scanner with a USB interface.

    I am developing a POS system using Perl and need to practice stdin from a scanner.

    I plan to get a higher quality scanner a part of the system distribution but for right now I just want to play around with the input part of it.

    I know that the barcode scanner works just like the stin froma keyboard so I am just wondering if anyone knows if a low priced model.

    Thank so much in advance
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    You can get a bare development usb barcode scanner at both digikey and mouser -

    1203 Adafruit Industries LLC | Programmers, Development Systems | DigiKey


    Edit: it's in stock at the distributor - https://www.adafruit.com/products/1203

    Edit2: You may be able to find an app for a smart phone that scans a barcode and outputs the data on the phone's usb port.
    Last edited by DSmabismad; October 8th, 2016 at 03:42 PM.

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