In a lab project at the department of human-centered ubiquitous media we were challenged to create a modern music player which references traditional radio design. The timeframe was one semester.

In order to get familiar with the potentiometers, the Arduino platform as well as the displays, we built a small prototype.

We connected the potentiometer to the Arduino and wrote a sketch which sends the value of the potentiometer to the Raspberry. On the Raspberry’s side, a small python script receives the data and sends it to the e-ink display.

As we were still using the red-black version of the e-ink display, updating the display took 15 seconds, which we deemed to slow for our interaction scenario.”