mp3 player recommendations for project

Hi,

Does anyone know a good mp3 player that can be controlled from arduino?

I am working on a project where I need 50 mp3 players in different objects that can be triggered by a corresponding arduino. They can be small, as they only need to hold ~3 min of audio. I am aware of the yampp and the makezine daisy kits, but don't want to have to assemble 50 kits.

Do you know of anything that is off-the-shelf that could work in a situation like this? I'd like to keep the price point under $100 per player.

THX!

FTDI has mp3 player firmware for the vinculum, and a module implementing said chip and firmware called the VMUSIC.

-j

i like the yampp Industrial III,

it is a mp3 player where the tracks are stored on a sd card, it is easy to control via tx/rx from the arduino, they sale this little guy from some where in sweden

http://www.jelu.se/shop/product_info.php?products_id=38

and there is allredy a tutorial for this guy

http://www.sport4minus.de/blog/?p=152

feel free to contact me if you need some more information.

ha det bra tomek

Futurlec has a board which can play and record via SPI. http://www.futurlec.com/Mini_MP3.shtml

Does anyone know a good mp3 player that can be controlled from arduino?

Just as a matter of curiousity, does it actually have to be an MP3 player or could it just be a generic audio player? (I'm just thinking 3 minutes of audio might be able to fit in a less complex--and less expensive--audio playback module.)

--Phil.

Thanks for all the suggestions -- been reading up on SPI as the control protocol...

does it actually have to be an MP3 player or could it just be a generic audio player?

to Phil: no, it doesn't have to be an mp3 player. Not knowing better, I had thought that that would be the simplest/cheapest. What did you have in mind?

does it actually have to be an MP3 player or could it just be a generic audio player?

to Phil: no, it doesn't have to be an mp3 player. Not knowing better, I had thought that that would be the simplest/cheapest. What did you have in mind?

There's a number of possible solutions, but here's a relevant current thread: http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1204309100/0#0

Another relevant article: http://www.uchobby.com/index.php/2008/01/08/arduino-audio-dac-options/

If that's too "low level" you could probably find other higher-level audio playback chips, but I don't have any specific links.

--Phil.

Im sorry, but, this seams silly, it sounds like you are going to make a type of fun hpouse with sounds trigerds by a arduino or somthing, if this is the case, then this is not the best solution, What are you trying to do, i want to see if we can help make a better solution then a bunch of media players

What are you trying to do, i want to see if we can help make a better solution then a bunch of media players

Ok, fair enough. I am planning a bunch of units that each have a set of simple sensors inside, light, PIR, etc with a corresponding arduino. When the PIR is tripped, based upon the input from the other sensors, I want the arduino to trigger playback of one of a set of six to eight 20-30 sec sound recordings. (it is essential for the idea that it be sound recordings, not bit-banging pitches, or other "synthetic" sound)

I thought that the best way to do this would be to control a media player via RS232 or other serial control protocol... But I am totally open to suggestions. I don't have tons of experience doing low-level prototyping, but I am willing to learn if there is some resource to work from.

Thanks again for all the help!

Take a look at these: http://www.winbond.com/hq/enu/ProductAndSales/Solutions/ISDVoiceICSolution/

They have varying recording times, an SPI interface, lots of features.

That said, I've never used one. I think Jameco sells them.

This thread mentions these kits, the first one seems to use a Winbond device: - ISD1740 Voice Record Playback Module - Voice module 60 secI have no experience with either the product or the vendor though.

--Phil.

I just saw this thread http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1187669098 that talks about the use of the VMUSIC player.

the author did a blog entry on the setup here: http://techartblog.blogspot.com/2007/08/vmusic2-on-arduino.html