What do you do with all of your old CDs that are just collecting dust? Well, turn them into an overly complex system to play music on Spotify of course.
I wanted to find a clever way to use my old CDs that were just collecting dust since I listen to all of my music via Spotify. I had some NFC stickers laying around just waiting to be used in a project, so I thought, why not slap them onto some CDs and see what we can make? And like that, a new project was born. All that was missing was an understanding of the Spotify API which did not take long to learn. I wired a NFC reader to an ESP32 microcontroller and wrote some code to call the Spotify APIs to play music on an Echo Dot. The final piece was a wooden case to hold it all. It turned out awesome and even gives off an unexpected retro vibe. Check out my videos below for all the details of how I made it.
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