how to make barcode reader/scanner?

i want to make a simple barcode scanner for my project . please help me..!!

aelias364 years ago
What are your limitations and requirements? Does it have to use a laser, for example?
craftyv4 years ago
Please tell me , a non-techi, what you would use it for?
bwrussell4 years ago
A normal digital camera or android or OSX cellphone would work too.
Use a webcam, and off-the shelf software.