Update #10: Fusion design files, disc image and software tweaks

A project log for PiPod

Raspberry Pi zero portable music player

brambram 08/19/2018 at 20:371 Comment

Music player interface update

I have been working on a new version of the music player interface. In this version, I switched from PyGame mixer to VLC because the support for more file types and to resolve some bugs that came from Pygame.  I've also switched the library to read the metadata and implemented a new software structure.

Interface features

The current features include:

These are the most important features currently supported. It's pretty straightforward to add extra functionality that is in VLC player because it's used as backend (Thanks for the tip @Craig Hissett !).

Disc image

This new version of the music player interface is included in the disc image that I uploaded. This image has everything configured to start using the PiPod (except for the music ;) ). The buttons are configured using Retrogame, the display driver is loaded using modprobe and the musicplayer interface is started using systemd.

Fusion360 design files

The links to the Fusion360 design files have been added to the list of external sources. With these files you can tweak the components to make it fit your needs.

Instructions update

The instructions have been updated to include the disc image and have been tweaked a bit to fix mistakes.


Craig Hissett wrote 08/19/2018 at 21:32 point

You're very welcome mate :)

Glad to see you shifted over to VLC - I hope it didn't give you too much bother :)

Really looking forward to giving this a go!

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