A Raspberry Pi jukebox, playing local music, podcasts and web radio, streams and spotify triggered by RFID cards and/or web app. All plug and play via USB. GPIO scripts available.
A contactless jukebox for the Raspberry Pi, playing audio files, playlists, podcasts, web streams and spotify triggered by RFID cards. All plug and play via USB, no soldering iron needed. Update: if you must, it now also features a howto for adding GPIO buttons controls.
The year 2020 also has a clear :star: community hero :star:: @s-martin has been doing outstanding work for the Phoniebox community:sparkles:. Thanks to you and may 2021 be a wonderful year for you.
Gitter Community we got ourselves a gitter community; chat us up at https://gitter.im/phoniebox
Phoniebox 2.2 released (2020-11-23)
The 2.2 release was pushed through the doors with many contributors (some of which in alphabetical order): @andreasbrett @BerniPi @juhrmann @Luegengladiator @MarkusProchaska @MarlonKrug @patrickweigelt @princemaxwell @RalfAlbers @s-martin @themorlan @veloxidSchweiz @xn--nding-jua. List of all contributors
What's still hot? * The constantly improved one-line install script handles both Classic and +Spotify when setting up your Phoniebox * integrated improved GPIO control * integrated selection of RFID readers and uses multiple readers simultaneously * features non-interactive installs based on a config file * WiFi management * RFID cards to toggle Wifi (or switch it on/off) * Read out the Wifi IP address (if you are connecting to a new network and don't know where to point your browser) * Hotspot Phoniebox: ad-hoc hotspot if no known network found (IP: 10.0.0.5 SSID: phoniebox Password: PlayItLoud) * Touchscreen LCD display Player (file:
index-lcd.phpin web app) * Integrate your Phoniebox in your Smart Home. * Smoother Web App running on ajax. * New search form for local files * Control the debug logs in the web app (individual scripts switched on/off, empty log file). * Set maximum volume with RFID cards. * Control via wifi web app from your phone, tablet or PC. You can play, upload, move files, assign new RFID cards, control playout, settings, etc. * RFID control for playout and controlling your Phoniebox. * Playout Resume switch for audio books, allowing you to jump straight back to where you were (unless you fell asleep...). * Playout Shuffle switch to mix up your playlists. * Download from YouTube directly to your Phoniebox. * Support for Spotify and Google Play Music integration. * Podcasts! More for myself than anybody else, I guess, I added the podcast feature for Phoniebox (2018-05-09) * Buttons and knobs / dials to control your Phoniebox via GPIO.
One line install script for Raspbian
Documentation can be found in the GitHub wiki for Phoniebox. Please try to add content in the wiki regarding special hardware, software tweaks and the like.
Celebrating all the great designs of 2019, I put together a calendar for 2020, see picture above. If you want to be featured on next years calendar, please make sure to add your Phoniebox pics to the design thread here on github.
The PDF is about 6MB and will print well on A2 paper size, but it should also look good on larger poster sizes. Thanks to all the contributors, designers and makers. Have a good start into 2020 and keep up the good work!
See the Phoniebox code in action, watch this video and read the blog post from iphone-ticker.de
We love Tech published a video screencast on how to build your Phoniebox (in German), you can find all the steps and see the final product here:
A new video screencast about
What makes this Phoniebox easy to install and use:
The web app runs on any device and is mobile optimised. It provides:
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Adding push buttons to control volume, skipping tracks, pause, play: read the GPIO buttons installation guide.
In the Manual you will learn:
To make maintenance easier for everyone, please run the following script and post the results when reporting a bug. (Note: the results contain some personal information like IP or SSID. You might want to erase some of it before sharing with the bug report.) ~~~ /home/pi/RPi-Jukebox-RFID/scripts/helperscripts/Analytics_AfterInstallScript.sh ~~~ Just copy this line and paste it into your terminal on the pi.
If you find something that doesn't work. And you tried and tried again, but it still doesn't work, please report your issue in the "issues" section. Make sure to include information about the system and hardware you are using, like:
Raspberry ZERO, OS Jessie, Card reader lists as (insert here) when running scripts/RegisterDevice.py, installed Phoniebox version 0.9.3 (or: using latest master branch).
There is a growing section of troubleshooting including:
daemon_rfid_reader.pyonly works via SSH not by RFID cards.
There are many, many, many inspiring suggestions and solutions on the web to bring together the idea of a jukebox with RFID cards. I want to mention a few of these that have inspired me.
I also want to link to two proprietary and commercial projects, because they were an inspiration in the early days of the Phoniebox. Since the first release, the Phoniebox code has shown the power of open source development. Today, Phoniebox might be the most versatile project of its kind.
If you like your Phoniebox, consider to buy me a coffee
Here is a list of equipment needed. You can find a lot second hand online (save money and the planet). The links below lead to amazon, not at all because I want to support them, but because their PartnerNet program helps to support the Phoniebox maintenance (a little bit...). Note: depending on individual projects, the hardware requirements vary.
RFID Card Reader (USB): Neuftech USB RFID Reader ID using 125 kHz - make sure to buy compatible cards, RFID stickers or key fobs working with the same frequency as the reader. Important notice: the hardware of the reader that I had linked here for a long times seems to have changed and suddenly created problems with the Phoniebox installation. The reader listed now has worked and was recommended by two Phoniebox makers (2018 Oct 4). I can not guarantee that this will not change and invite you to give RFID Reader feedback in this thread.
RFID Kit RC522: RC522 Reader, Chip, Card for Raspberry Pi 13.56MHz
These are links to additional items, which will add an individual flavour to your Phoniebox setup. Consult the issue threads to see if your idea has been realised already.