This doesn’t seem to affect its scanning function, though, as it worked fine like that with my previous Windows XP system. Rather mysterious to be getting different results from scanning the same barcode. China’s internet regulator said on Friday the recently published rules governing financial information providers are aimed at firms supplying information to an institutional audience and to specific investors, rather than the general public. Threats of legal action against the hackers swiftly brought on more controversy and criticism. Do I need a driver for Windows 7, and if so, where do I find it?

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However, third-party software can decode the lightweight encryption in the device. LibraryThing All topics Hot topics Book discussions. Apple Inc will begin assembling its top-end iPhones in India through the local unit of Foxconn as early asthe first time the Taiwanese contract manufacturer will have made the product in the country, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Cuecat USB

They thought they were going to run their own tv channel. Using your weapon of choice pen-knife, razor blade, X-Acto knife, etc. If the procedure is not working, experiment!

From what I understand most of the hacks were done by decoding what cueecat a simple encyption method. The booklover social networking site LibraryThing sells USB CueCats to aid with scanning ISBN barcodes for entering books into the site and a whole community of apps which have developed many uses for the CueCat scanner have appeared over the years.


CueCat hacking

To miguel, Does this work? Pin 5 is marked in red. We can destroy it, we can pee on it, we can set it on fire, we can strap gi joes and 74 bottle rockets to it and boldly send it where no cat-shaped bar code duecat has gone before.

Battery pack having integral optical reader for wireless communication device. American University in Cairo. This is the chip marked with the red arrow above. Cats can be found auctioned on EBay and similar sites, or at some of the lesser-trafficked Radio Shack stores for US residents, anyway.

Optical reader with ultraviolet wavelength capability. You can revive it by aindows a reply.

Wikimedia Commons has media related to CueCat. I don’t claim any credit for this; I just found a detailed explanation of Jeff Dobkin’s discovery and decided to try it out myself. Now I’ve just moved up to a new desktop running Windows 7. Hong Kong Baptist University Library. This slideshow requires JavaScript. Method for utilizing visual cue in conjunction with web access.

People were able to change the device to read regular UPC codes and then cataloging software was developed so you could keep track of your movies, books, and CDs. Method of controlling a computer using an embedded unique code in the content of DVD media. Looks like time to give in and order a USB one. As mentioned, each scanner contains a unique serial number or GUID, contained on a programmable chip within the device. The CueCat is a simple barcode scanner that was a magazine throw-in.


Remote control having an optical indicia reader.

The New York Times. While the board layouts may differ, the hole connected to R29 seems to always give the proper results.

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The blue dot represents a small circular dimple you should see on the top of the chip, which indicates Pin 1. My keyboard is a USB Zboard, so that is probably where the issue lies. Anyone ever hacked this version of the CueCat successfully? Linux advocates and others using non-approved interface software with the device contend that it was the manufacturer’s own stupid idea to give away free scanners, then try to retroactively force the recipients into contracts.