Please note that this project is not yet complete.
In this MCU Challenge, I would have designed a scanner unit for my sister's business. A modified Cue-Cat scanning module sends ASCII keyboard data to a PS/2 connector connected to the SchmartBoard Propeller module. The Propeller saves the bar code information on a SD-Memory module as a file name whose contents are timestamps of scans delimited by "," in an Excel compatible (.cvs) format. When a wifi enabled laptop wakes up a wireless (WiFly GXS RN-131C) unit in the scanning device, the Propeller transmits the SD stored bar-code files to the laptop for data analysis.
Project Description Document (pdf)
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