the cue cat was a poorly encrypted bar code reader given out by radio shack
you couldn't use it as a regular bar code reader because of this.
to that i say SCREW YOU DIGITAL CONVERGENCE
now u can use like a normal bar code scanner
this is my fist instuctable so sorry if it isn't good. this is going to show a very e-z way to decode the cuecat's very odd encryption.
you can now turn this, 736tigc4786t5o8tywe
into this,020626725224(bar code taken off of flatout 2)
Step 1: Open It Up
this is really simple there are 2 phillips screws on the bottem,
Step 2: Time to Take the Kittys Claws
once open you should unplug the cable then remove the pin shown in the picture
Step 3: Woot
now reasemble and ur don