Decode nearly any kind of 1D (striped) barcode in your project using this compact barcode scanner. We've looked all over for a small, light, low-power module that can be easily integrated.
This OEM scanner has a little camera inside that takes 100 photos per second, instead of using a 'scanning mirror' assembly. This all in one module is the simplest we could find. On the end is just a USB cable, plug it into any computer (or microcomputer such as Raspberry Pi, etc) and it will show up as an HID keyboard. When a barcode is scanned, the raw data is decoded, parity-checked and spit out as if they were typed on a keyboard.
Check the download tab for the printable manual. If you'd like to set up the scanner to be different than the default, print it out on plain white paper and scan each 'configuration' code. The config will be saved to non-volatile memory so you only have to do it once.
This reader will read a wide variety of barcode standards. The most common ones such as CODE39 and UPC are supported out of the box.
Voltage: DC +5V ±5%
Power Consumption: 80mA
Reading Indicator: Beeper
Scan Rate: 100 scans/sec ±10%
Interface: USB HID Keyboard
Cable: Straight 5 ft.
Dimension: 44 mm W x 30 mm D x 19.2 mm H
MCR12 Barcode Scanner Datasheet
MCR12 Barcode Scanner Specsheet
MCR12 Barcode Scanner Manual
MCR12 Barcode Scanner Quick Config