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The second life of a 17-year-old iPod. Enthusiast launched Spotify on it

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Apple products often not only become iconic, but also find a second life many years after release and even discontinuation. This time, the enthusiast has worked on the fourth generation iPod Classic, which debuted back in 2004.

Blogger Guy Dupont posted a video about the modifications made on YouTube. The original iPod from 2004 did not have built-in Wi-Fi, so DuPont had to redesign the device substantially to launch the streaming music service Spotify.

In fact, only the body and the Click Wheel remained from the good old iPod Classic. The resulting device was named sPot by DuPont.

The gadget has gained support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, which allows you to connect it to wireless speakers and headphones. A color screen and a 1000 mAh battery were also added. The modification was based on the Raspberry Pi Zero W board for $ 10. Charging now uses a micro USB port instead of Apple’s proprietary 30-pin connector. DuPont spent at least $ 100 on all the components.

Dupont also used an application called Raspotify in conjunction with his own software. The enthusiast-built sPot user interface allows for all basic functions, including song search. Dupont described the details of the entire process on Hackaday, and posted the software on GitHub.

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