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  • 1. Input Devices
  • 2. Keyboards
    • Can only enter data at typing speed
    Graphics Tablet
    • Easier to draw with than a mouse
    Touch Screen
    • Difficult to type with this
    • 3. Good for choosing from a menu
  • Add a slide for each of the following Input Devices
  • Barcode Reader
    What -A barcode reader (or barcode scanner) is an electronic device for reading printed barcodes. Like a flatbed scanner, it consists of a light source, a lens and a light sensor translating optical impulses into electrical ones. Additionally, nearly all barcode readers contain decoder circuitry analyzing the barcode's image data provided by the sensor and sending the barcode's content to the scanner's output port.
    Where - Supermarket
    When - Scanning Products
  • 19. MICR
    What – Magnetic Ink Character Recognition,or MICR, is a character recognition technology used primarily by the banking industry to facilitate the processing of cheques. The technology allows computers to read information (such as account numbers) off of printed documents. Unlike barcodes or similar technologies, however, MICR codes can be easily read by humans.
    Where - Bank
    When – reading cheques
  • 20. OMR
    What- Optical Mark Recognition (also called Optical Mark Reading and OMR) is the process of capturing human-marked data from document forms such as surveys, tests and questionnaire
    Where – Anywhere (school, company etc.)
    When – marking examinations
  • 21. OCR
    What- Optical character recognition, usually abbreviated to OCR, is the mechanical or electronic translation of images of handwritten, typewritten or printed text (usually captured by a scanner) into machine-editable text.
    Where- office and company
    When- converting paper books and document into electronic filesalso to computerize and old record keeping system in an office or to serve on a website
  • 22. Magnetic stripe
    What-A magnetic stripe card is a type of card capable of storing data by modifying the magnetism of tiny iron-based magnetic particles on a band of magnetic material on the card. The magnetic stripe, sometimes called a magstripe, is read by physical contact and swiping past a reading head. Magnetic stripe cards are commonly used in credit cards, identity cards, and transportation tickets.
    Where-anywhere ( shopping mall , supermarket etc.)
    When –paying money
  • 23. Joystick
    What- A joystick is an input device consisting of a stick that pivots on a base and reports its angle or direction to the device it is controlling. Joysticks are often used to control video games, and usually have one or more push-buttons whose state can also be read by the computer. A popular variation of the joystick used on modern video game consoles is the analog stick.
    Where- Games shop, Home , Aircraft, Cranes, Trucks
    When- Playing Games (Play station and Computer), controlling machines
  • 24. Concept Keyboard
    What-A concept keyboard is a flat board that contains a grid of buttons. Each button can be programmed to do whatever you want. An overlay sheet with pictures or symbols is placed on the grid so that the user can tell what pressing on different areas will do.
    Where- Fast food restaurants
    When- Order
  • 25. Chip Reader
    Where- computer
    When- reading chips
  • 26. Tracker Ball
    What -A tracker ball is an input device where a finger is used to rotate a ball. This moves a pointer on the screen
    Where- Computer
    When- to move the pointer on the screen
  • 27. Scanner
    What-A scanner is a device that captures images from photographic prints, posters, magazine pages, and similar sources for computer editing and display.
    Where- office, school etc.
    When- scanning information into the computer
  • 28. Touch Pad
    What-A touchpad (also trackpad) is a pointing device consisting of specialized surface that can translate the motion and position of a user's fingers to a relative position on screen. They are a common feature of laptop computers and also used as a substitute for a computer mouse where desk space is scarce.
    Where- Laptop and mobile phones (blackberry etc.)
    When- moving the pointer on the screen
  • 29. Pin Pad
    What-A PINpad is an electronic device used in a debit or smart card-based transaction to input and encrypt the cardholder's PIN. PIN pads are normally used with integrated point of sale devices in which the Electronic Cash Register (ECR) machine is responsible for taking the sale amount and initiating/handling the transaction
    Where- shopping mall ,supermarket etc.
    When- paying money using credit card
  • 30. Light Pen
    What-A light pen is a computerinput device in the form of a light-sensitive wand used in conjunction with a computer's CRT TV set or monitor. It allows the user to point to displayed objects, or draw on the screen, in a similar way to a touch screen but with greater positional accuracy. A light pen can work with any CRT-based display, but not with LCD screens, projectors and other display devices.
    Where – computer
    When- pointing on the selected information
  • 31. Web Cam
    What-A webcam is a video capture device connected to a computer or computer network, often using a USB port or, if connected to a network, internet or Wi-Fi.
    Where- computer, laptop
    When- talking (skype)