Arduino enthusiasts who use the Spotify streaming music service via their Windows-based PCs will find this project by the Hackshed of interest. Their remote control involves a small .NET application that interfaces between Spotify and the serial port (USB) to which the LCD-equipped Arduino is connected. It can then send music data to the Arduino, and also listen for serial commands from the Arduino to be interpreted as control instructions.
All the required code for .NET and the Arduino sketch are provided - so you can learn more about interfacing the two platforms at the Hackshed website. And for more, we're on facebook, Google+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well.
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