November 2, 2012 AT 6:00 am

The One Button Audiobook Player #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

With all of us going a bit crazy with the complicated interfaces and our love for lots of buttons and switches, here is a really sweet single button Raspberry Pi project made with just a single user in mind:

This little Raspberry Pi based project is a gift for my wife’s grandmother for her 90th birthday. Being visually impaired, she is hard to entertain but loves to listen to audiobooks. The problem is, that she isn’t able to handle a ghetto blaster or MP3 player.
The solution to this problem was – tadaaaah – a one button audiobook player

It basically consists of:

  • 1 Raspberry Pi
  • 1 ModMyPi enclosure
  • 1 button
  • 2 resistors (330 Ohm, 10 Kilo-Ohm)
  • 1 blue LED
  • 1 (slow) 8GB SD-Card
  • some wire
  • a pair of speakers

The following software has been used:

  • Raspbian minimal image (http://www.linuxsystems.it/2012/06/raspbian-wheezy-armhf-raspberry-pi-minimal-image)
  • mpd (music player daemon)
  • mpc
  • mpd-python
  • pyudev (for USB access)
  • a self-written python script

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