Listening to music on my phone has never worked for me. I've always been frustrated at bloated interfaces, touchscreen controls and clumsy in-hand feel of a phone when just trying to navigate music. Indeed, I miss the age of portable MP3 players, where you could pocket a tiny device, skip through songs with tactile buttons and be free from the distractions of a smartphone.
The aim of this project is to:
-Create a compact audio player, capable of playing high-quality audio (FLAC, for example). It must have tactile buttons and a minimal UI
-Learn the basics of building a single-purpose device OS
-Learn electrical basics- soldering, circuitry, etc
-Document the process publicly
Raspberry Pi Zero
JustBoom DAC Zero pHAT
0.95 Inch 7pin Full Color 65K Color SSD1331 SPI OLED Display For Arduino
Buttons: Play/Pause, Skip/Back, Vol Up/Vol Down
And possibly Up/Down arrows
03/15/2017 at 20:41 •
- I was looking at portable players today and I think a good idea would be to include a hold switch which prevents other buttons from being pressed while it sits in your pocket
- What buttons are needed on a portable player?
- Vol up
- Vol Down
- The buttons should probably be on the side as this is how it will most likely sit in the pocket
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