Very simple MP3 player with TFT

Hello, Forum

So i'm putting together an mp3 player with TFT display. I'm using two shields for the mp3 player and TFT display. Just sitck em together. I'm extremely new at coding. I can make a button turn on a light now through a breadboard. Thats about the extent of my coding knowledge. So I'm wondering if anyone has done this using these shields and coded it. And if so, would you be so kind as to sharing your code? I've found other topcs and videos on youtube. But no one is using shields. they are building everything and wiring themselve. I just need a code that will run through the shields. Thank you in advance for any assistance

Parts list:

Arduino Mega2560

TFT Display Shield:
https://store.qkits.com/led-lcd-displays/2-8-ili9341-tft-full-color-touch-screen-module-320x240-for-uno.html

MP3 Shield:
https://store.qkits.com/arduino-compatible/arduino-compatible-shileds-motor-gps-wave-servo/vs1053b-mp3-shield-for-arduino-uno.html

zanikan:
I just need a code that will run through the shields. Thank you in advance for any assistance

Why didn't you just buy a MP3 player. That would probably be a lot cheaper and offer you a much better user experience.
Most people who answer in this forum are here to teach you how solve a problem. If you are interested in this I recommend you read the "How to post .." that is at the beginning of each sub forum. Good posts usually get attention in a short time.

If you just want a finished project, there are other sites that show entire projects with pictures and videos. You then need to get the same hardware and copy what the instructor did. This forum is more about the next steps when you want to modify projects to make them your own.

start here: Arduino Project Hub

You’re right. Now I feel like a dummy. And you’ve actually motivated me to figure out how to code it myself. Sorry that i posted wrong :frowning:

zanikan:
Now I feel like a dummy.

Welcome to the club. I feel that on a regular basis. Makes me want to learn more.

zanikan:
And you've actually motivated me to figure out how to code it myself.

That's the spirit. :slight_smile:

zanikan:
Sorry that i posted wrong :frowning:

No need to be sorry. Have a look around the forum. There are posts with ten people jumping in and helping with good advice and there are ones that nobody answers. The difference is mostly the information provided in the original post.

Ok, well now I think have a question that actually is appropriate for this thread. I can't find the library for the mp3 shield I'm using. I even when to the website thats on the board and when i put in the model it shows a breakout board. Or nothing at all if i put shield in the search text.

If that wasn't an appropriate question for this thread. This definitely is. Can I run this thing on a rechargable 9v battery?

zanikan:
If that wasn't an appropriate question for this thread. This definitely is. Can I run this thing on a rechargable 9v battery?

A 9V Battery should power the Arduino Mega nicely. Have a look into the store there are information about the power options.
I also would expect the MP3 shield to work when connected on top of the Mega.

https://store.arduino.cc/arduino-mega-2560-rev3

zanikan:
I can't find the library for the mp3 shield I'm using. I even when to the website thats on the board and when i put in the model it shows a breakout board. Or nothing at all if i put shield in the search text.

I would look for VS1053 libraries. The chip seems to be designed to do most of the heavy lifting itself. That should make it easier to adapt a library to your board.
It looks like there is a library available from Adafruit. They are writing nice examples and tutorials.

Have a look at this

Which library did you find? Did you get any recommendation from the manufacturer?

Ok, so I know what I want to do. I want to build a self driving recording device that can follow a person and film and record audio. But can also be mounted to a tripod or camera dolly for better stability. As well as being able to pick it up and use it as a hand-held. I realize I'm going to need a better than 9v battery.

Will I need another Arduino for this? I would prefer the self driving aspect of the device to be some what of an RC crawler (Thats automated) I have the ESC for a traxxas crawler. And I have the chassis and motor from a red cat everest 10 crawler. Do I even need the ESC or do I just use another Arduino with motor control shield?

zanikan:
Do I even need the ESC or do I just use another Arduino with motor control shield?

That depends on the information and support you can get for everything you need to do your project. Have a look around for datasheets, schematics, libraries and other things that can help you. If you get all that for the ESC you already have its worth a try.

Well the thing about the ESC it its from this:

https://traxxas.com/products/landing/trx-4/

Which. if I had the all the support you listed there. I can program myself? Like so that it interfaces with the camera on the Arduino and can do tracking and obstacle avoidance and such? It is possible to interface the Arduino with the ESC?

zanikan:
... I can program myself? Like so that it interfaces with the camera on the Arduino and can do tracking and obstacle avoidance and such? It is possible to interface the Arduino with the ESC?

These are all good question you need to find out.

Browse around and see if you can find the documents. Even if some of them seem beyond your current skills, you could always ask for some help. But if there are no documents available or you can not find some posts about the components where people discuss problem or solutions, you need to look for something else.