DKHEND17
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New Lock box Project

Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:12 am

Hey guys. New here and need a little help.

I have a project involving using a scanner, reading a barcode that can change, that unlocks a servo lock. I feel like this project just took on a life of its own and I am wondering where to start? Is there a project out there like this that has already been done? More looking for direction since I am new to the coding side of things.

B.Goode
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Re: New Lock box Project

Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:57 am

Can I introduce you to another new forum user @BigBaumer?

Maybe you could share experiences?

viewtopic.php?f=91&t=218724

B.Goode
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Re: New Lock box Project

Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:16 am

Many projects you want to undertake may not have fully worked examples to copy. (That is good: it means you need to bring your own experience and knowledge to contribute to the solution.)

Break the problem down into smaller constituent parts. In this case, processing the barcode and operating the servo.

For the latter, there is a good recent tutorial here: https://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2018/ ... pberry-pi/

The barcode element may depend on the particular scanner you have been assigned. What online resources can you find about interfacing it?

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