Whether it's the soundtrack for your workout or a mix for your sweetheart, you can turn your PyGamer into a standalone MP3 player with JEplayer.

This guide will take you through the steps of assembling the PyGamer case, installing CircuitPython and JEplayer, adding your music and art, and then using the player itself.

JEplayer builds on the native MP3 playback features added in CircuitPython 5.  So when you install CircuitPython, make sure the version number is 5.3.0 or later!

Installing or upgrading CircuitPython

You should ensure you have CircuitPython 5.3.0 or greater on your board. Plug your board in with a known good data + power cable (not the cheesy USB cable that comes with USB power packs, they are power only). You should see a new flash drive pop up.

If the drive is CIRCUITPY, then open the boot_out.txt file to ensure the version number is 5.3.0 or greater. 

Download: file
Adafruit CircuitPython 5.3.0 on 2020-04-29; Adafruit PyGamer with samd51j19

If you need to install or upgrade CircuitPython, see this guide page on the pygamer.

The PyGamer board doesn't have a built in speaker. If you buy the kit, it includes a speaker; or use standard 3.5mm headphones for private audio listening.

Parts

Please note: you may get a royal blue or purple case with your starter kit (they're both lovely colors)What fits in your pocket, is fully Open...
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You've got your PyGamer, and you're ready to start jammin' on your favorite arcade games. You gaze adoringly at the charming silkscreen designed by Ada-friend...
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Add speedy mega-storage in a jiffy using this 16 GB Class 10 micro-SD card. It comes with a SD adapter so you can use it with any of our shields or adapters! Preformatted to FAT so it...
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1 x USB MicroSD Card Reader/Writer
microSD / microSDHC / microSDXC

This guide was first published on May 20, 2020. It was last updated on May 20, 2020.

This page (Overview) was last updated on Sep 09, 2020.