QR Codes

Introduction

The Quick Response Code (QR Code) is a type of two-dimensional bar code. These codes resemble strange-looking crossword puzzles. You can now find them on posters, websites, billboards and other promotional materials.  Most QR Codes link to websites and online videos.

Steps
  1. 1

    To read QR codes, you will need to download a QR Code scanner (for free) onto your hand-held mobile device (Smart phone, iPod Touch, etc.) to scan a code.

    For other code readers, click here.

  2. 2

    To create your own QR Codes, use one of these websites that automatically generate QR codes for you for free.

    • http://qrcode.kaywa.com/
      Quick and easy: Just cut and paste the URL and enter. The QR Code instantly appears.
    • http://www.qrstuff.com/
      Also quick and easy but allows you to convert other data (telephone number, Facebook/Twitter account, Google maps location, YouTube video, plain text, email address, email message, event, wifi log-in (android only). There is also a URL shortener which helps you generate a different looking code (sometimes this is more aesthetically pleasing.
    • http://www.beqrious.com/qrcode/create
      Also quick and easy and provides easier way to differentiate what time to data you’re embedding in the code.
Tips
  • The QR Code design can be rendered in various ways not limited to paper and ink.  As long as you mimic the code, you can use an assortment of materials from food to common items like office supplies.

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