Raspberry Pi, are you there?

On my last order from Spark­Fun I threw a Rasp­ber­ry Pi into the cart to get free ship­ping just final­ly had a chance to get it up and run­ning. The whole process was super easy, just used the info found on their site. ( http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads )

I have not actu­al­ly tried any­thing beyond boot­ing and look­ing around, but the first thing I noticed was silence! I am used to work­ing on desk­tops or lap­tops with scream­ing fans, spin­ning hard dri­ves  and assort­ed click­ing and clank­ing. When I turned of the machine I used to pre­pare the SD card for the Pi, there was com­plete silence and I noticed it almost imme­di­ate­ly. I think I like it, but now all I can hear is my key­board…

Antique Radio Update — 2

I now have the MP3 play­er hooked up to the Net­duino and all of the switch­es appear to be work­ing. The poten­tiome­ter was shot and the rest of them did not func­tion much bet­ter. I will need to look into get­ting replace­ments.

Luck­i­ly I was able to find some code on the Net­duino forums and the heavy lift­ing of get­ting the Net­duino to com­mu­ni­cate with the VS1053b over SPI was already com­plet­ed. They are a great resource, check them out if you have any ques­tions.

Code from the Net­duino Forum for the VS1053b (Thanks hanz­ibal!) I made some tweaks to a few areas for it to work in my project. I will put every­thing in the next and final (for now) post.

Now to try to put every­thing into the case and make it look bet­ter for the liv­ing room.