In the Maker Shed: Music Shield

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

4 thoughts on “In the Maker Shed: Music Shield

  1. Frank Meeuwsen says:

    It’s a nice shield, but comes with hardly any documentation and it’s absolutely not clear with what Arduino boards this shields work. The forum is filled with similar comments and Seeedstudio only responds to take a look at the wiki. Which is outdated. Nice shield, but not recommended at this point.

  2. confuseddaily says:

    Agree with Frank Meeuwsen. Made mine play MP3, (one song only, over and over)
    Maybe you can hack away until it works, but you’ll have to get lucky!

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