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Barcode Skateboarding

Barcode Skateboarding

As we’ve seen and heard before, Electronicos Fantasticos! love to make music using barcodes. They recently rigged up a couple of skateboards with barcode readers and circuitry under their decks, covered floors and ramps with black-and-white patterns, then took a little ride.

Bitrip Digital Tape

Bitrip Digital Tape

This unique tape lets you mark any surface or object with a unique digital tag. Simply attach a length of Bitrip tape and snap a picture with the companion app, and it will record its location, along with the option to capture notes and a voice recording. It’s great for keeping track of pipes and wiring, as well as item inventories.

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Scratching Records But with Barcodes

Scratching Records But with Barcodes

We’ve previously seen how the musicians from Electronicos Fantasticos use laser barcode readers in their performance. In this clip from Maker Faire Tokyo 2020, one of their members shows how to make record scratching sounds using the same technique.

The Barcode Guitar

The Barcode Guitar

When it comes to guitars, the strings are one of the most critical elements. But James Bruton built this electronic guitar that’s played not by plucking strings, but by scanning barcodes. It has four necks and uses an Arduino MEGA board to map the scanned data into USB and MIDI signals to control a synthesizer.

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