Loading music onto the SD card

For this step you will need an SD card reader. These are often built into computers, or you can pick one up from Adafruit below.

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We are going to start by just uploading a single mp3 file. If you don't already have one, don't worry! BartleBeats created a custom AdaBox 004 soundtrack for you to enjoy on your new MusicMaker.

Right click on the button below and click 'Download Linked File'

This will download an mp3 file called ADABOX004_-_Bartlebeats.mp3. In order to get this file to play on the MusicMaker FeatherWing, we need to change the file name to an 8.3 file name. This means 8 letters dot 3 letters. So, lets rename it track001.mp3

Now, copy this track to your SD card. Once it has transferred over, you can install the SD card into the MusicMaker FeatherWing. Push the Micro SD card into the MusicMaker until it clicks into place.

Now we can load some code onto the HUZZAH Feather and start playing some music.

This guide was first published on Jun 21, 2017. It was last updated on Jun 21, 2017. This page (Loading music onto the SD card) was last updated on Nov 17, 2019.