123michael456
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LCD and Shairport

Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:28 pm

Hi,

Ive set up my Pi with shairport running as a service, streaming music from my phone to the Pi. Im looking at adding a small LCD to the Pi to show the song that's playing and the artist. Ive seen on here that a few people on the forum have connected small LCD pannels and got them working but im not sure how id make the LCD display the title/ artist of the song?

The kind of display i was looking at was something like this:
http://adafruit.com/products/399

To put shairport on my Pi i followed this tutorial:
http://tomsolari.id.au/post/27169019561 ... spberry-pi

Im also looking at purchasing a gertboard when they become available again which may help with connecting the display?

Thanks, i really appreciate any help!

bgirardot
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Re: LCD and Shairport

Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:40 pm

For the LCD I used both Adafruit's tutorial:

http://learn.adafruit.com/drive-a-16x2- ... spberry-pi

And Matt's tutorial:

http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2012/0 ... ng-python/

Between the two of them I managed, I ended up using Matt's code as it worked better for me.

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Re: LCD and Shairport

Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:07 pm

I'll be selling a ready made solution for about £10 shortly, as seen in this post :
http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... 67#p212440

Texy
Various male/female 40- and 26-way GPIO header for sale here ( IDEAL FOR YOUR PiZero ):
https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=93&t=147682#p971555

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Re: LCD and Shairport

Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:54 am

123michael456 wrote:Ive set up my Pi with shairport running as a service, streaming music from my phone to the Pi. Im looking at adding a small LCD to the Pi to show the song that's playing and the artist.(...)
Were you successful? I'm using lcd4linux (with mixed results due to USB probles related to the data rate). lcd4linux provides a mpd plugin which can be used to show current title information. I wonder if there is a way to read current song information from shairport. Did you accomplish something?

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