sammysideupp
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Raspberry Pi Camera V2 Video Module as QR Code Scanner

Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:51 pm

Hi, I recently bought a Raspberry Pi Camera V2 Video Module. Is it possible to use it as a QR code scanner? Thanks a lot.

EULERPI
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Re: Raspberry Pi Camera V2 Video Module as QR Code Scanner

Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:31 pm

Hi,

I don't see why not providing the QR codes are not moved in front of the camera too fast (I was thinking of a conveyor belt).

There seems to be at least one open source Python 'library' that is said to read QR codes (but I haven't tried one myself).

The picamera (Python) 'library' can read still images from the Pi camera in standard formats (might need to download the version that suits the V2 camera).

Regards

Nick

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Re: Raspberry Pi Camera V2 Video Module as QR Code Scanner

Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:15 pm

sammysideupp wrote:Hi, I recently bought a Raspberry Pi Camera V2 Video Module. Is it possible to use it as a QR code scanner? Thanks a lot.
Yes I have done this, keep resolution low to reduce processing time.
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