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Raspberry Pi: Transform the popular single-board computer into an iPod that supports Spotify

The sPot revitalised an ageing iPod. (Image source: Guy Dupont)
The sPot revitalised an ageing iPod. (Image source: Guy Dupont)
The sPot takes a fourth-generation iPod and converts into a Spotify streamer. Using a Raspberry Pi Zero W, the sPot offers built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi while retaining the iPod's iconic click wheel. The sPot should cost around US$100 to create.
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There are many Raspberry Pi projects around, but the sPot by developer Guy Dupont caught our eye. Based around the Raspberry Pi Zero W, the sPot communicates with Spotify to serve as a compact media streamer. However, calling the sPot just a media streamer would do a disservice to the work Dupont has put into the project.

As the photo above and video below show, Dupont has utilised a fourth-generation iPod for his sPot project. Better still, the sPot supports the iPod's click wheel and provides haptic feedback when using it. Little of the original iPod remains outside of its chassis, though.

Specifically, Dupont has used a new display, written a new UI and has swapped the proprietary 30-pin connection for a micro USB one. Additionally, using a Raspberry Pi Zero W allows the sPot to communicate over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Dupont has provided an overview for building the sPot on Hackaday and some of the source code on GitHub. However, Dupont hopes to upload more details on building the sPot in due course, including a detailed walkthrough.

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Guy Dupont (GitHub) (Hackaday) via 9to5Mac

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Alex Alderson, 2021-02- 9 (Update: 2021-02- 9)