We've seen Raspberry Pi jukeboxes before, but this is the first Bitcoin-operated music video jukebox we've ever laid eyes on! It was created and shared earlier this week by a Reddit user who goes by Edwardianpug. It combines three of our favorite things: Pi, music and cryptocurrency (OK, maybe two) for an exciting end project that's sure to boost your wallet.
A Raspberry Pi is necessary to operate multiple functions in the project. It's responsible for managing both the Jukebox selection process as well as the BTC node.
It works like this: The system displays a QR code that can be scanned with a mobile device. This will take the user to a page that offers to send Bitcoin to Edwardianpug's wallet. Once the transaction is complete, the user can choose a music video to play.
The QR is displayed on a 2.7-inch Waveshare-brand ePaper screen. The software was written by Edwardianpug in Python.
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