I'm new to using the Arduino and I am trying to use my Arduino Mega with a USB Barcode scanner. My project is to scan a barcode and if it is the correct barcode turn on a LED light, but if it's wrong then don't do anything.
I'm trying to figure out how to connect my USB Barcode Scanner to my Arduino as there are no USB A ports. Is there a way for me to connect the barcode scanner to my arduino possible by buying a usb shield or some other module to help with the connection or do I have to get a new barcode scanner such as a RS232 barcode scanner.
Any help with this would be greatly appreciated, thank you!!