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    Junior Member naguirre's Avatar
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    Binky, a squeezebox based Kid's music box

    Hi there,
    I finally found the time to post here about Binky, a DIY music box i built for my Daughter birthday

    From hardware perspective it uses
    - Raspberrypi 3
    - Hiffy berry mini amp
    - NFC card reader
    - 2 Visaton Speakers
    - a bunch of NFC cards
    - A customized wood box

    For software, it uses squeezelite bundled in a simple Linux distribution build with Buildroot.
    I also created a small binary (nfcsqueeze) which waits for NFC cards, read NFC ID and try to find a playlist on LMS with this ID on it. If it's found, it plays the corresponding playlist on Binky.
    There is also specifics NFC cards for pause/next/prev/volumeup/volumedown/stop.

    Buildroot project can be found here :
    https://github.com/naguirre/binky_buildroot
    Squeezenfc here :
    https://github.com/naguirre/squeezenfc

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    Hope you like it !
    At home it's finally a Frozen movie sound track music box only, but it may play any playlist you saved on your LMS

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    Binky, a squeezebox based Kid's music box

    > I finally found the time to post here about Binky, a DIY music box i
    > built for my Daughter birthday


    Excellent! I like that very much! In particular the box itself is
    looking very cool.

    > At home it's finally a Frozen movie sound track music box only, but it
    > may play any playlist you saved on your LMS


    I don't envy you for that :-D. As a father of boys only it took me a
    long time before I even learned about this movie... from a friend with
    three girls.

    --

    Michael

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    That's a marvellous project. The NFC idea is inspired - absolutely perfect for the younger user.

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    Some acoustic wadding would help the sound enormously: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Monacor-12-...0662166&sr=8-2

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    I can imagine a small friend trying to wipe away the tears of that robot face and plunging their finger through a speaker cone ...
    Paul Webster
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    Author of "Now Playing" plugins covering Radio France (FIP etc), KCRW, Supla Finland, ABC Australia, CBC/Radio-Canada and RTE Ireland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Webster View Post
    I can imagine a small friend trying to wipe away the tears of that robot face and plunging their finger through a speaker cone ...
    Exactly next time Binky will wear sunglasses


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    Quote Originally Posted by chill View Post
    That's a marvellous project. The NFC idea is inspired - absolutely perfect for the younger user.
    Yes, when she was 3 she was only inserting card and was hearing the whole playslist, and squeezenfc was stoping when the card was removed. Now she want exactly one song so we have to add the next/prev « feature ». I guess Binky will evolved again in the next years.


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    Nice work!!!! I wanted to do something similar with floppy disks and a usb floppy drive. Running a watchdog for the content of a file inside the floppy pointing to a file/playlist/favorite for auto play on discovery.

    I wanted to regain the physical manipulation of music. Your device is way more kid friendly though!!

    Good job!!!

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    Binky, a squeezebox based Kid's music box

    Not only for kids: If you put a CFTAG reader on top, and the tags into CD cases, you could play a CD by by putting the physical CD on top of the box.

    For fun: one could even re-purpose an old CD player, and add a CF tag reader under the tray, and just put the tag into the tray.

    Endless possibilities.

    Sounds like fun.

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    > Nice work!!!! I wanted to do something similar with floppy disks and a
    > usb floppy drive. Running a watchdog for the content of a file inside
    > the floppy pointing to a file/playlist/favorite for auto play on
    > discovery.
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    > I wanted to regain the physical manipulation of music. Your device is
    > way more kid friendly though!!
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    > Good job!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkrug View Post
    Not only for kids: If you put a CFTAG reader on top, and the tags into CD cases, you could play a CD by by putting the physical CD on top of the box.

    For fun: one could even re-purpose an old CD player, and add a CF tag reader under the tray, and just put the tag into the tray.

    Endless possibilities.


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    Indeed I'm thinking here of people with disabilty and especially the elderly suffering with a dementia.

    Ronnie

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