A friend came up with a brilliant hack during Hack Day Paris: the Noisebox. Last Christmas, I offered one to my girlfriend, watch the video:
Today, like many other, I listen my music digitally, I forgot about albums and cd players. And thanks to streaming services I can listen instantly to every track I want from any device. That’s great. But like me, don’t you miss the sensation of having a small physical collection that represents something for you? that you picked, that your friend can look at when they visit, that you can re-discover from time to time, that is truly yours ? CDs are just here for technical reasons. Let’s just stay with the idea of objects. That’s what the box is all about. It simply plays music associated to objects. And more than CDs, these objects can really be unique, personal and sentimental.
Pierre build the hardware and I developed the server using NodeJS and MongoDB. I hope we will find time to publish more documentation and do a proper release of the project.