Using an Arduino control board, a custom VLC engine and a WiFly shield, music can be streamed to individual speakers in different parts of the house. The open source software monitors the network for new speakers and the destination of the sound can be changed on the fly. The audio quality isn’t the best, with streams stuck at only 32kbps, but it’s mostly due to the modest hardware used. For full details on how to make your own, see the tutorial over at The Techman.
Build Wi-Fi Speakers To Stream Music Anywhere
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Like most people, I like to daydream about a stage later in my life where all of my financial worries are taken care of and I can pretty much do anything I want with my time. I spend my days going on hiking trails, doing some volunteer work, writing a novel, doing a little bit of travel with my wife, visiting my children in college or in their adult lives, organising community events, playing lots of board games with friends, reading... things I'd love to be doing with my time in retirement. It's a very joyful picture for me, but there's one big problem with it. That daydream completely glosses over what I had to do to get there. It overlooks the many, many years of work and savings that it would take to achieve that goal. Without a ton of hard work, that wonderful vision is not a realistic outcome. It's magical thinking.