Juice-Box is an interactive music dispenser and player


Looks like Anna Kendrick isn’t the only one to create something awesome from cups and music. 


A jukebox is a partially automated music-playing device, usually coin-operated, that plays a selection from a self-contained library of tunes. These classic machines typically feature buttons with letters and numbers on them that, when entered in combination, are used to play a specific song. Dating back to the 1940s, they have become a common fixture among diners and video arcades along with another ubiquitous machine, the soda fountain. Now, what if these two were combined? Well, Maker Jae-Hwan Jung has done just that.

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For a recent assignment, Jung has devised a soda dispenser-styled jukebox in a project he calls Juice-Box. Programmed with an assortment of musical flavors, users can “dispense” tunes in their own cup-shaped MP3 player. Each dispenser denotes a different genre, such as favorites, jazz, hip-hop, or blues. At the same time, visual feedback of a “filling” playlist is indicated by a series of RGB LEDs. This allows users to tangibly select their desired tunes and offers a more enjoyable downloading experience. Furthermore, just like Dr. Pepper, you can blend various tastes to create new playlists. In Jung’s case, this mixing provides a listener with some R&B.

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To bring this idea to life, the Maker equipped the Juice-Box with an Arduino Uno (ATmega328), a SparkFun MP3 shield, an Adafruit NeoPixel strip, a Bluetooth module, a mini speaker and a LiPo battery.

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Interested in making one of your own? Head over to the Maker’s official project page here. Meanwhile, watch it in action below!

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