Homemade Wireless Barcode Scanner Built with Pi Zero, Touchscreen Interface | #piday #PiZero
Brian Dorey from AB Electronics UK has an interesting two-part series (hopefully more to come!) showing an ongoing project to build a handheld wireless barcode scanner built around the Raspberry Pi Zero. After looking at a few commercial systems that wouldn’t integrate with their online shop they decided to fabricate their own solution – at just a little over 2cm in thickness with what appears to be a nice smoothed grip-back, the homemade solution frankly looks better than most things on the market, and that touchscreen sure will be nice to look at! 😉
PiTFT – Assembled 480×320 3.5″ TFT+Touchscreen for Raspberry Pi: Is this not the cutest, little display for the Raspberry Pi? It features a 3.5″ display with 480×320 16-bit color pixels and a resistive touch overlay so is slightly larger than our popular original. The plate uses the high speed SPI interface on the Pi and can use the mini display as a console, X window port, displaying images or video etc. Best of all it plugs right in on top! Read more.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.