Eddie Zhang Has shared a unique project he has created using a Xiaomi vacuum cleaner which he has hacked to play Spotify. Using Raspotify the first-generation Xiaomi robotic vacuum cleaner has been modified to run the modified open-source client, allowing Spotify to be installed on the cleaner. “With this setup, Spotify can be cast to the “terrible quality speakers, ” in Zhang’s own words, on the Xiaomi vacuum cleaner. They also made a video showing their singing vacuum cleaner.”
Check out the quick video below to learn more about the project and the quality of the speakers which is usually expect are not the best but the proof of concept and the hacking of a vacuum cleaner are a great inspiration.
Tushar Mehta on the XDA Developers site explains a little more about the project.
“The tinny noise of the speaker inside the Xiaomi vacuum cleaner bleeds through the suction noise and audiophiles are most likely to not use this as their primary listening device. However, it’s a good addition for neat freaks, who like to move to the groove while cleaning, or even for pranksters. We leave the choice of usage up to you but in order to get Spotify running on your Xiaomi vacuum cleaner – or any other Raspberry Pi device, you’ll need to run through a few steps.”