I have completed the proof of concept for my project by programming a version of the feather player in order to stream direct audio streams from the internet and play it onto a speaker. some of the flaws of this design are A) there are no ways to change the volume or pause/play the music. B) The music is playing from an internet radio and hence there is no way to change the music that is playing and you do not get to choose the songs that play. Although overall I feel like this was a step in the right direction.
My objective is to recycle an old cassette tape into a modernized, internet connected music streaming/playing device. I would like to be able to stream music from a storage device as well as from the Spotify when connected to the internet. As a reach goal, I would like to be able to create a docking station for the device that would be able to charge the device as well as provide more audio outputs for the device. The docking station would function in being able to slide the cassette tape int on the short side and slide into connectors. The docking station would optimally have an LCD on the side to display volume song and battery information as well as connected outputs and the current time.
I’m a bit disappointed today because I expected to start prototyping my project today but alas it was not meant to be. due to technical issues from SSAs computers, we didn’t start prototyping today but that did give me some time to start researching buttons for my cassette tape device. Some specific buttons that I liked would be these buttons: https://www.adafruit.com/product/367 for the majority of the buttons on the device, as well as one of these buttons: https://www.adafruit.com/product/3105 for the power button on the device.
I have decided to create a recycled cassette tape music streaming device with integrated music playing using a storage device as well as Spotify streaming. Today I started designing the plans for the device in order to be prepared to prototype the device.
Today in class we refreshed ourselves on basic circuitry and learned a few new new things. We learned about Ohms, Current, Voltage, and Ohm’s law V=IR where I is current and R is resistance in Ohms. We also learned about resistors, capacitors, transistors, diodes, and created a basic LED circuit using those components. Shown below is a graph representing Ohm’s law with a constant voltage of 5 volts where current is on the x axis and resistance is on the y axis.
Today the site was created, yay!