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mp3 Shield

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The SparkFun MP3 Shield is an MP3 decoder with the capabilities of storing music files onto a microSD card, therefore giving you the ability to add music or sound effects to any project, very similar principle works with Touch-board. With this board you can pull MP3 files from a microSD card and play them using one shield, effectively turning any Arduino into a fully functional stand-alone MP3 player. The VS1053 receives its input bit stream through a serial input bus (SPI). After the IC has decoded the stream, the audio is sent out to both a 3.5mm stereo headphone jack, as well as a 2-pin 0.1” pitch header. The Sparkfun MP3 shield is also capable of decoding MP3/AAC/WMA/MIDI audio.

  • a good guide for preparing the mp3 shield can be found here

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