Interesting MP3 Player Prototype with Ardiuno

Student and Arduino enthusiast Tom Carpenter has published details of an MP3 player he build around an Arduino Mega board, trackball for UI and various hardware. Although the concept of an Arduino-based MP3 player is not new, this project stands out due to the great user interface and the use of a colour LCD module for visual output - for example:

Projects like these do tend to push the Arduino development environment to the limit, however it just shows what is possible. For more images and Tom's code, visit his Arduino forum post here. And for more news, updates and items of interest.please follow us on twitter, Facebook and Google+.

When building your own super-sized Arduino project and have outgrown the typical Uno-style boards - it's time to go Mega. At Little Bird Electronics we have a full range of Arduino Mega2560 and compatible boards, as well as protoshields and various add-ons. And they're not as expensive as first thought - our DFRobot Mega2560-compatible board is less than $60:

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