Build a child-friendly MP3 player with Arduino
After being inspired by an expensive commercial childrens' MP3 player, Redditor “DerThes” decided to make their own and turned to the Arduino platform for a solution.
They've used some basic electronics along with a custom keypad PCB to create a player that's easy to use, and also can be operated by users of any age. We especially appreciate the lovely wooden enclosure, which gives it that homely childrens' toy appearance:
However there is more than kids' music. By pressing a combination of buttons, the player can access 99 albums and be operated in an adults' mode as well. Very tricky!
And if you're interested in doing this yourself, PMD Way can help you with the parts, such as:
- Arduino Uno-compatible boards
- Numeric keypads and buttons
- MP3 shields for Arduino
- prototyping PCBs
- and more...