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Subject: Re: Rockbox on an ESP32?

Re: Rockbox on an ESP32?

From: Solomon Peachy via rockbox <>
Date: Sat, 1 Apr 2023 12:17:32 -0400

On Sat, Apr 01, 2023 at 08:17:51AM -0400, David Mehler wrote:
> Thank you everyone for your replies. Here's my end goal, I want to get
> in to DIY electronics projects, and I saw an article where a guy made
> a custom mp3 player with an ESP32 and 3d-printed a case. This got me
> thinking that since the players I like are either getting difficult to
> find, or prohibitively expensive, why not try that with rockbox?

It's definitely a cool project and learning experience!

> I really like the Raspberry Pi 0 though, I think that's a great idea.
> How hard do you think it would be to pull that off? I can do the work,
> I probably will have questions, but I think using the Pi 0 as the
> basis for a custom-made mp3 player, with rockbox, much cheaper than
> some of the offerings out there now.

Someone did this a while back:

It'll give a good idea of the sort of effort necessary to make something
usably portable.

But I don't think it's going to come out "cheaper" than an old DAP
capable of running rockbox, even discounting the time that goes into it.

 - Solomon
Solomon Peachy			      pizza at shaftnet dot org (email&xmpp)
                                      _at_pizza:shaftnet dot org   (matrix)
Dowling Park, FL                      speachy (

Received on 2023-04-01

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