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stephen_usher wrote: Tue Mar 29, 2022 2:56 pm That sort of thing would be nice, but with the storage integrated so that you selected the "tape" using buttons and a screen and then put it in the cassette player.
I think there was a kickstarter or that ilk that did this. Basically an MP3 inside a tape case with the tape pickup or audio out jack. I'll see if I can find it.

EDIT: Found it -
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Icky wrote: Tue Mar 29, 2022 3:08 pm
stephen_usher wrote: Tue Mar 29, 2022 2:56 pm That sort of thing would be nice, but with the storage integrated so that you selected the "tape" using buttons and a screen and then put it in the cassette player.
I think there was a kickstarter or that ilk that did this. Basically an MP3 inside a tape case with the tape pickup or audio out jack. I'll see if I can find it.

EDIT: Found it -
And did it ever get off the ground?
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Icky wrote: Tue Mar 29, 2022 2:06 pm I remember those @rubber_jonnie, like the pic below
Hehe. I took apart a bluetooth audio receive dongle and put it inside oneof those to have bluetooth in my wife's old 2002 Peugeot 106.

Charging it up was a pain, though. :D

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Icky wrote: Tue Mar 29, 2022 3:08 pm I think there was a kickstarter or that ilk that did this. Basically an MP3 inside a tape case with the tape pickup or audio out jack. I'll see if I can find it.

EDIT: Found it -
Ah, that's still using MP3 files rather than .tap or some other type of more efficient storage format file though.
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stephen_usher wrote: Tue Mar 29, 2022 3:25 pm Ah, that's still using MP3 files rather than .tap or some other type of more efficient storage format file though.
Indeed not the perfect solution.
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Almost there

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Icky wrote: Mon Apr 04, 2022 1:21 pm Almost there


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Nice. Will it be printed 2 tone like the render, or are you going to make some labels that will end up half hanging off, like back in the day?
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rubber_jonnie wrote: Mon Apr 04, 2022 1:23 pm Nice. Will it be printed 2 tone like the render, or are you going to make some labels that will end up half hanging off, like back in the day?
I was thinking the same. I managed to find somewhere that does old labels so am thinking the button text can be written like you do with the old mix tapes of old in biro or felt-tip.
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Icky wrote: Mon Apr 04, 2022 1:47 pm
rubber_jonnie wrote: Mon Apr 04, 2022 1:23 pm Nice. Will it be printed 2 tone like the render, or are you going to make some labels that will end up half hanging off, like back in the day?
I was thinking the same. I managed to find somewhere that does old labels so am thinking the button text can be written like you do with the old mix tapes of old in biro or felt-tip.
We're definitely thinking along the same lines here :)
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Well that didn't go well for a first prototype.

Too thin for the walls and printer in need of calibration from house move (thought I had it right :( but obviously not)

Fit wise it needs a bit of tweaking.

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