In the Maker Shed: Music Shield

Give your project some beat with the Seeed Music Shield from the Maker Shed. The Seeed Music Shield is an Arduino compatible music player / recorder that is also Ipod / Iphone compatible. It is based on VS1053b chip so can play variety of music formats stored on MicroSD card.


  • Standard interface for Arduino board
  • Multi-format “MP3” media player that uses a single VS1053b
  • 2 control-push buttons and 1 knob switch
  • Plays music from micro SD cards Decodes:MP3,WMA,WAV,MIDI,Ogg Vorbis,FLAC (with software plugin )
  • I2S interface for external DAC
  • Headphone / Line Out for playback
  • Line In for recording in OGG format
  • Ipod / Iphone Dock Connector
  • Excellent sound quality: over 90 dB dynamic range for playback
  • RoHS Complied

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