Make your own custom MP3 player.
Here is a list of parts and links to tutorials on necessary procedures on how to build your very own MP3 player. I was introduced to Sparkfun through a coursera course on writing programs for drones… which I never completed because I am too lazy and the course was too hard 😛
However, this looks super fun and not entirely too complicated. The program itself is hard, but there are already a few versions ready to upload to the processor. Also, the audio files are stored on a micro SD card, so you can have nice storage capacity!
- Basic USB powered mp3 player (not including micro sd card) – ~$66
- Battery / Wall Adapter powered mp3 player (not including micro sd card) – ~$78
*I am not affiliated with Sparkfun at all, it’s just a cool project for those inclined to do so
The second is a micro controller to operate the shield
In order to make everything work, you will need to download and install the Arduino software.
This tutorial here to show you how to do that. If you need to install any libraries, we have another guide here that shows how to do that. You might want to spend some time getting familiar with the Arduino software before moving on to getting the shield working. There are a lot of example programs (or “Sketches” in Arduino speak) that come with the software to get you started.
This was written with help form Sparkfun’s support staff at my request.