coyotepedia Posted January 9, 2009 Share Posted January 9, 2009 I've wrestled with this problem for a while. I'd like to build a mag-stripe reader for use on my PC. I know it's been done before, both by Acidus and Sephail, but neither of their projects is really workable for me. Acidus did some really clever stuff to get a reader to work through a game or parallel port, but those solutions aren't easily adapted to a world where the 'U' in USB is really starting to mean something. Sephail's method, running the input through the analog/digital converter already in his computer (aka the sound card) is probably easier to adapt to a newer computer, but the code he wrote depends on older, obsolete software on a linux box. I'm okay with linux, but not so good with it or coding that I can rewrite his software to work with Ubuntu 8.10. Anyone feel up to the challenge? I'd even like to see an episode to showcase the problem, if enough people share the interest. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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