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News: iPhone App Turns Supermarket Barcodes Into Melodies
Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 15:18:00 UTC
Topic: Gear

The app, called Barcodas, works on any EAN or UPC barcode. Once you have scanned the barcode, the app will interpret the lines of the barcode as different notes depending on the number they represent (so a zero means no note, while a 1 is a low note and a 9 is a high note) and the spacing between each line. You can change the harmonic scale and the tempo of the music using a beats-per-minute slider. You can also share your favorite barcode tunes on Facebook. This means that you can make sweet music from mundane purchases like Monster Munch, cotton buds and loo paper. Complete Article





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