The Barcode Piano is a music instrument and a toy for children to explore and understand the essential principles behind barcodes.
The overall idea has been to convey the fact that barcodes are unique through creating a tangible and sensuous experience with sound as output. While being a low cost technology, barcodes can contain complex amounts of information depending on the context of use. Thus, we chose from an early stage to focus on the core principles of barcodes. […]