Probably I'm asking a nonsense question but I'm new at interfaces.
I want to connect an USB barcode scanner to an Arduino (Uno or Mega). I've read that I need a USB host shield to achieve this. But I don't have any. I have a FTDI, so I suppose I could plug the USB output of the scanner into the FTDI and connect the FTDI to the UART port of Arduino. Then, I would be passing the USB output to Serial.
Is it correct? Thanks and sorry if I said something stupid!