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Martijn writes -

Hi Makezine people, Rein gives us a demo of how you can create a coloured barcode and scan it with your mobile. By adding colour the information capacity of the barcode increases, this leads to many new ways of using the barcode. For instance: put a coloured barcode on a poster, scan it with your mobile and directly get the ringtone of that particular brand on your phone.

Barcode + Colour + Mobile = ? – Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. Stokes says:

    But how well does it work in non-white light?

  2. ryan says:

    He completely fails to mention just how much storage he has in his ‘new’ creation, just that its ‘more’. Plus there are already barcodes with color used in existence.

  3. joe says:

    colors are a horrible thing to add to barcodes, they can vary so much depending on the light, unless it’s only using generic ROYGBIV and can accept tolerance.

  4. Monk says:

    oooo but think of the fun spy movie gadgets!

  5. Viktor says:

    Microsoft has done such thing with triangles and and publicly introduced two years ago

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