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Have you ever seen an image like this and wondered what it was? You could be forgiven for thinking you're being forced into a Rorschach test (don't worry, you're not), and there's a high chance we will be seeing a lot more of them in the very near future. It's called a QR Code, read on to find out what it is and what it does.
What are QR Codes?
A Quick Response Code, or a QR Code is a type of two-dimensional barcode, except it's capable of storing up to 100 times the data of its predecessor. Developed by the Japanese Denso Corporation in 1994, QR codes were intended for quick tagging in the manufacture of car parts. However, technology quickly evolved, and the way in which QR codes were used became more creative and diverse (more on that later). Their use in Japan is unsurprisingly widespread (on almost everything, so I'm told), as this
A comprehensive school in the Mendips, south of Bath, has developed an international reputation for the students’ pioneering work with orchids. Successes this year have included a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show, a school expedition to the Himalayas and a recent trip to South Africa. The Writhlington School Orchid Project has been using Labelzone's Labelstation for its horticultural labelling activities for many years. Thirteen year old Zoë Parfitt and twelve year old Zoe Barnes have been to Durban, over half term, to share the skills they have learnt at Writhlington School at a major international conservation conference.
The girls ran a workshop on orchid micropropagation at the BGCI (Botanic Gardens Conservation International) international congress. Both students are active members of Writhlington’s Orchid Project and were invited to take part in the event after their success at the Chelsea