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Tangara – an unusual music player that resembles an Apple iPod. The DIY project has already been a huge success


Tangara - an unusual music player that resembles an Apple iPod.  The DIY project has already been a huge success Projects that you can do yourself, i.e. the so-called DIY are still very popular. This is especially visible on crowdfunding websites, where such solutions often achieve the greatest success. This category includes the Tangara music player, which debuted some time ago on the Crowd Supply website. The amount collected is higher than the creators’ assumed goal by as much as 1,544%, although the whole thing looks like an Apple iPod prototype.

Tangara is a rather unusual music player project that focuses on its openness – both in terms of software and design. The collection on Crowd Supply has already been very successful, but there is still time to support the device.

Tangara – an unusual music player that resembles an Apple iPod.  The DIY project has already been a huge success

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Looking at the device itself, we can get the impression that we are dealing with a school project of several students who decided to create their own music player. The casing was printed on a 3D printer, and the overall device looks like an early prototype whose appearance refers to the above-mentioned Apple iPod player. However, this is precisely where the strength of this solution seems to lie. The creators’ goal was to collect 10,000. dollars, while so far Tangara can boast of receipts of $154,454, and there is still over a month left until the end of the collection (until March 14, 2024).

Tangara
Processor Xtens LX6 (2 x 240MHz)
RAM 8 MB
Microcontroller model ESP32-WROVER-E + SAMD21E18
Built-in memory 16 MB
Communication Wi-Fi 4, Bluetooth 4.2 BLE
Display 1.8″ 160 x 128 px, TFT
Connectors, ports and slots USB Type-C
Audio-Jack 3.5 mm
microSD card slot (up to 2 TB)
Supported audio formats WAV, MP3, FLAC, GOG, Opus, Vorbis
Battery 2200 mAh
Working time Up to 20 hours
Amplifier TI NA1620
Digital-to-analog converter Cirrus Logic WM8523 DAC
Dimensions and weight 54.7 x 101 x 22 mm / 150 g
Price $249

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The creators intended the device to be a full-fledged player that supports all the most popular audio formats. Of course, we can count on a 3.5 mm Audio-Jack port and a DAC converter. We can easily connect our headphones to the device via Bluetooth. When it comes to the system, it was decided to use open-source software written in C++. The control is done using a touch-sensitive round panel, which is well known to fans of old Apple devices. Since the entire project can be classified as a DIY idea, the casing and all the elements can be easily replaced. The weak link may be the standard TFT display, as well as the price itself, which is currently $249 – a lot considering what we ultimately get. In order to “make a purchase” (possible until the end of the collection), we should go to this page. Shipping is scheduled for September 14, 2024.

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Source: CrowdSupply



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