This is what I use to listen to music every single day, it's light, resistant, repairable, standard, carries 64GB of music and will play music for nearly 100 hours.
I paid 16$ for it.
@neauoire That's awesome. What is it?
How do I get one?
how.. convenient ;)
@neauoire doesn't look very waterproof though
@neauoire any more info about the board?
@eli_oat It's the sanwu mp3 decoder board, there's many shops that distribute it. It's the model with the 2 pin connector to solder a mat battery connector.
@thegibson It's the sanwu mp3 decoder board, there's many shops that distribute it. It's the model with the 2 pin connector to solder a mat battery connector.
@neauoire Yeah, I remember you shared that. I'm also thinking about getting that board eventually. What do you use to power it?
@raelzero a 1000mh lipo mat battery
@neauoire Ah, cool; thanks. And you use a USB LiPo recharger to recharge that, I guess?
@raelzero yup, I have the tiny battery connector board from adafruit.
@neauoire Sweet! Thanks for the info. I'll get those too.
@neauoire Is the 100 hours referring to how much music you have on the sd card or how long it will run on battery power?
PS. It would look neat with a 3D printed case or simple acrylic sandwich.
@kelbot it's how long it plays on a 1000mh battery, 64 gb of music is more like 1000 hours of music.
@neauoire and looks cool! :)
@neauoire I got one a little while ago as well, both for offline play and to see how it works I that I could build my own.
The one that arrived has a different PCB layout from the one pictured but the functions are the same.
@drisc You should solder the battery connector, it works better than from USB.
@neauoire I think I have some spare 1000mAh batteries in the component rack, that should make it last a while haha
Do you know if the battery will charge from the usb?
@drisc I don't think it will, I use a dedicated board for that at home. I have a lipo charging dock I love to use.
@neauoire Cool, I didn’t see any charging ICs on the board, just wanted to be sure.
Time to break out the charger that I got when we visited the Pimoroni warehouse.
@neauoire What in the world is it? :0
@missy20201 It's the sanwu mp3 decoder board, there's many shops that distribute it. It's the model with the 2 pin connector to solder a mat battery connector.
@neauoire wow that sounds really cool! Thanks for explaining :)
@slowfallinward It's the sanwu mp3 decoder board, there's many shops that distribute it. It's the model with the 2 pin connector to solder a mat battery connector.
I just put a whole bunch of music I like on th SD card and shuffle play through it.
@neauoire is there a board layout anywhere for that, i could model a case for that in a few hours..
@fleeky There might be one on electrow, I made myself one with wood and four spacers, works really well.
@slowfallinward I guess it doesn't only depend on Rockbox, but also on the player? I've only had issues with large album art, but overall I've been happy with it (and I dread the day my Sansa player will die - apparently the newer versions don't support Rockbox at all)
If you're not in a mobile situation, have you explored using a Raspberry Pi as an mp3 player? I do that at home (as an alarm clock) and at work (using MPD) and it's quite alright!
@CountZero it says SD card later but I'm not sure of the size.
@neauoire MUSIC, ON
@neauoire can it play FLAC files?
It looks like it would be a neat board to hack on.
@neauoire According to this site, it can wow:
@paul I don't have any flac file but I think it supports that format.
Does it traverse directories at all?
@paul it does, it flattens the tree
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