I wrote an up to date version at http://raspberry.io/projects/view/a-rapsberry-pi-juke-box-1
Just a follow-up on my Raspberry Pi Juke Box project.
I have received all the peripherals by mail today so I could finish the project.
A few remarks:
- The XMI Speaker is amazing. You unfold it like an accordion and it has a really good sound. It's hard to give you an idea, but if you have a MBP or a MBA, the sound coming out of this tiny speaker is much better.
- The USB Battery delivers 1A or 500ma, so is working perfectly well for the R-Pi.
Both peripherals were fully charged when I got them, so I could go ahead and plug them.
The AirLink 101 wifi dongle on the other hand was a bit tedious to install. It's a Realtek 8188CUS but a 8191SU driver seems to work well.
Don't plug it, it will freeze your R-PI. Edit the etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf file and add:
Then, before you plug it:
$ wget http://www.electrictea.co.uk/rpi/8192cu.tar.gz $ tar -xzvf 8192cu.tar.gz $ sudo install -p -m 644 8192cu.ko /lib/modules/3.1.9+/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ $ sudo depmod -a $ sudo apt-get install firmware-realtek dhcpcd wpasupplicant
Now you can plug it and reboot your R-Pi. Things should work fine.
Tweak your /etc/network/interfaces if you want the dongle to autoconnect to your wifi. Here's my relevant section for wlan0:
auto wlan0 iface wlan0 inet dhcp wpa-ssid Villa_Des_Mouches wpa-psk MyPassWord
That's all. Now when I reboot the R-Pi via the hardware, it gets an IP via the WIfi Dongle and I can happily ssh it or get into the Juke box app.
I am really happy I did not have to add a powered USB Hub.