Jingle Belly Good Times

December 2, 2008

We have custom programming over at POSGuys.com, and they’re pretty smart guys. They primarily write software for mobile devices, since often times a customer needs something between low-end mobile data collection software and the really expensive stuff. But don’t let that stop you from asking them to build unique and interesting software, because they can do it with ease.

Anyway, when we started throwing our video reviews up on youtube, the lead programmer started trawling their video section for anything point of sale or barcode scanner related, and found this gem. Not one to be outdone, he crafted a piece of mobile software that converts the information in a barcode into a pitch frequency which the mobile computer then synthesizes. He also made a chart of notes so we could mess around and try to make different songs.

Once Jaime got a hold of it, she was able to put her musical chops to use, and our first barcode symphony was born.

Barcode Symphony is available for free at our site, as well as a standard note chart and the chorus to jingle bells. So download it, make some music, and share it with the rest of class. Our next musical endeavor may involve never giving up, we’ll let you know when it’s done.

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One Response to “Jingle Belly Good Times”

  1. Dan Waldron Says:

    Great post. I will read your posts frequently. Added you to the RSS reader.


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