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Barcode scanning used video games

Barcode Scanning Used Games

This is a pair of Python scripts for looking up video game titles from UPC barcodes.

Built and tested with Python 3.8 on macOS, but should probably work anywhere.

Additional packages may be required:

pip install requests requests_cache titlecase

The scripts included here are:

#!/usr/bin/env python
'''
By just doing a HEAD operation, we can look at the location returned and extract game system and title:
$ curl -i --head "https://www.pricecharting.com/search-products?type=videogames&q=096427015055"
HTTP/2 307
content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8
location: https://www.pricecharting.com/game/nintendo-ds/cooking-mama-2-dinner-with-friends?q=096427015055
x-appengine-log-flush-count: 0
x-cloud-trace-context: 95201b263e270f913954a519333070f4
date: Fri, 03 Jan 2020 18:11:43 GMT
server: Google Frontend
'''
import csv
import os
import platform
import re
import requests
import requests_cache
import time
from titlecase import titlecase
def abbreviations(word, **kwargs):
if word == 'xbox':
return("XBox")
if word == 'ds':
return("DS")
if word == 'gamecube':
return("GameCube")
return None
def extract_title(url):
''' from a pricecharting.com game URL, extract the game system and title '''
matches = re.search(r"pricecharting\.com/game/(.*)/(.*)\?", url)
if not matches:
return False
# remove dashes and change to title case to be more readable
gamesystem = titlecase(re.sub(r"-", r" ", matches[1]), callback=abbreviations)
title = titlecase(re.sub(r"-", r" ", matches[2]), callback=abbreviations)
return(gamesystem, title)
def lookup_barcode(barcode):
''' do a head request to pricecharting.com to convert barcode number into a game title '''
url = "https://www.pricecharting.com/search-products?type=videogames&q={}".format(barcode)
req = requests.head(url)
assert req.status_code == 307
loc = req.headers['Location']
if re.search(r"category=no-results", loc):
return("unknown", "unknown", "unknown")
(gamesystem, title) = extract_title(loc)
return(gamesystem, title, loc)
if __name__ == '__main__':
requests_cache.install_cache('barcode')
filename = "{}.csv".format(int(time.time()))
with open(filename, mode='w') as csv_file:
csv_writer = csv.writer(csv_file, delimiter=',', quotechar='"', quoting=csv.QUOTE_ALL)
csv_writer.writerow(['System', 'Title', 'Barcode', 'Link'])
barcode = ''
while barcode != 'q':
barcode = input("scan a game, or q to quit: ")
if barcode != 'q':
(gamesystem, title, url) = lookup_barcode(barcode)
print("{} - {}".format(gamesystem, title))
csv_writer.writerow([gamesystem, title, "=\"" + str(barcode) + "\"", url])
if platform.system() == 'Darwin':
os.system("say -r 300 '{}'".format(title))
print("Done - see file {} for results".format(filename))
#!/usr/bin/env python
'''
Use upcitemdb.com API to search games by barcode:
https://www.upcitemdb.com/api/explorer#!/lookup/get_trial_lookup
Trial calls available without registration and work for up to 100 requests/day.
$ curl --silent https://api.upcitemdb.com/prod/trial/lookup?upc=014633190366 | jq .
{
"code": "OK",
"total": 1,
"offset": 0,
"items": [
{
"ean": "0014633190366",
"title": "Battlefield Bad Company 2 (PC DVD)",
"description": "Players can compete in 4-pla..."
}
...
}
'''
import csv
import os
import platform
import requests
import requests_cache
import time
def lookup_barcode(barcode):
''' use upcitemdb.com to convert barcode number into a game title '''
url = "https://api.upcitemdb.com/prod/trial/lookup?upc={}".format(barcode)
req = requests.get(url)
if req.status_code != requests.codes.ok:
return("unknown", "unknown")
data = req.json()
total = data['total']
item = data['items'][0]
title = item['title']
if total <= 0:
return("unknown", "unknown")
if 'asin' in item:
asin = item['asin']
if 'upc' in item:
upc = item['upc']
else:
upc = barcode
loc = "https://www.upcitemdb.com/upc/{}".format(upc)
return(title, loc)
if __name__ == '__main__':
requests_cache.install_cache('barcode')
filename = "{}.csv".format(int(time.time()))
with open(filename, mode='w') as csv_file:
csv_writer = csv.writer(csv_file, delimiter=',', quotechar='"', quoting=csv.QUOTE_ALL)
csv_writer.writerow(['Title', 'Barcode', 'Link'])
barcode = ''
while barcode != 'q':
barcode = input("scan a game, or q to quit: ")
if barcode != 'q':
(title, url) = lookup_barcode(barcode)
print("{}".format(title))
csv_writer.writerow([title, "=\"" + str(barcode) + "\"", url])
if platform.system() == 'Darwin':
os.system("say -r 300 '{}'".format(title))
print("Done - see file {} for results".format(filename))
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