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June 5, 2015 AT 3:00 pm

PiScan: an open-source version of the Amazon Dash Button using a Raspberry Pi

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Cool project tutorial from Denis Papathanasiou:

PiScan is an open-source version of the Amazon Dash Button using a Raspberry Pi and an off the shelf usb barcode scanner.

Before Amazon’s announcement (which, because of the timing on March 31, led some people to think erroneously that it was an April Fools Joke), I had been working on an open-source barcode scanner.

I was inspired by github user danslimmon’s oscar project.

Rather than be content with an SMS shopping list, I thought I could map the scan results to an online vendor’s API, to enable scan-to-shop, a.k.a., lazy man’s shopping.

(via raspberry pipod)

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