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    piCorePlayer + Node-Red?

    Hi there,

    in German magazine c't, I read about node-red. They implemented an NFC-controlled player with ESP32 / ESP8266. See the article in German, here: https://www.heise.de/select/ct/2020/...10332294158572. It's behind a paywall, but you will get the idea from the picture.

    My question: Would it be possible to add the node-red server to piCorePlayer? My Pi 3 seems to have enough headroom to make some calls to IP-addresses...

    Thanks for any hints!

    Cheers
    Jamirokwai

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    piCorePlayer + Node-Red?

    > My question: Would it be possible to add the node-red server to
    > piCorePlayer? My Pi 3 seems to have enough headroom to make some calls
    > to IP-addresses...


    I doubt it's possible. pCP really is a minimalist distribution, not
    meant to offer the flexibility of a general Linux.

    But that idea has come up in this community several times already. And I
    believe first implementations of a RFID control have been presented here
    years ago already.

    And the article shows in the very first lines why I never understood
    that move to bluetooth speakers: no UI without a smartphone. I have many
    friends who envy us for the SB Radio. Our kids were able to select their
    own music at age four or even earlier. And today they can listen to
    Spotify without a smartphone still...

    --

    Michael

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    It should be possible, but really just out of scope for what piCorePlayer is. The base OS is piCore, which does have a full graphical environment, which could run along side piCorePlayer. There are quite a few dependencies with Node-red.....they all would have to be built from source.

    I would really encourage you to just look at adding a jivelite interface to your pi...There are many screens that can work and make a nice small installation.
    piCorePlayer a small player for the Raspberry Pi in RAM.
    Homepage: https://www.picoreplayer.org

    Please donate if you like the piCorePlayer

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    Hey,

    thanks for your replies!

    I currently use the simplest and cheapest Kindle 8 (about 45 Ç) to display the Material Skin with our MP3-collection with FireFox. Works very well. Our local radio stations are supported via tune-in.

    Maybe, I will add some physical buttons to my current setup first - the hardware is lying around.
    Afterwards, I will investigate node-red. There are some Raspi Zeros lying around as well, waiting to get a new assignment :-)

    Thanks again and Cheers
    J÷rg

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