Brendan Dawes has unveiled a new version of his original Plastic Player open source analog interface for digital music, now offering a smaller music controller all housed in a 3D printed enclosure, complete with new electronics. The Plastic Player 2 is powered by a Raspberry Pi mini PC and equipped with an Espruino Wifi and 128 x 32 SPI OLED available from the Adafruit online store, together with a few other components. Check out the video below to learn more about the awesome open source music controller and see it in action.
The Plastic Player 2 offers users a NFC based Spotify controller using the Mopidy Server. If you fancy building your very own Brendan has kindly published everything you need via his Github page. Enabling anyone to build their own and of course improve on it or tweak it as desired. “Knowledge of building stuff like this, soldering and understanding JSON files and the like would be good” says Brendon, who when asked whether he was going to make a commercially available product explained :
“Whilst I’m sure it might sell a few units, the journey going from a prototype to full product, complete with back-end system not to mention all the support that would be needed is a big one, so instead I decided to redesign it and publish all the details on Github , where anyone can go along and make their own and of course improve on it. I use mine every single day and it’s as real joy to do so. I’m looking forward to seeing what people do and how they make it their own.”
More information jump over to the relevant links below, with full instructions available from Github.
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