Fang-tastic Halloween Barcoding Fun

A spooktastic pumpkin-shaped barcode

Who says barcodes are boring?

Invented by Woodland and Silver and patented in 1951, the barcode is based on the Morse code, which is extended to thick and thin bars, and is a now widely-adopted method of representing data in a visual and machine-readable format.

Utilised across numerous applications and products, barcodes usually consist of lines of differing thickness which are read and interpreted by barcode readers.

In recent years, barcode creators have become more and more creative in their approach and have transformed the straight lines into breath-taking masterpieces.

Check out these amazing works of art on Pinterest

If you are looking at impressing your immediate family with a quirky Halloween costume, then what could be better than dressing as a QR code?

This idea could be easily adapted to feature a barcode instead and there are even barcode-style contact lenses to complete your outfit

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