Use your Amazon Dash button as a music player

Sonos speaker with Amazon Dash

The Amazon Dash button is one of the devices that has the most hacks and projects of its own, at least for many makers. However, this is not an obstacle so that every day or rather, every week, a new project related to the Bezos button comes out.

The last of these projects match the Amazon button to a smart speaker, thus creating a physical button to pass the songs or music lists that we have associated with or that we have on our personal server.

For this to work, first we have to buy an Amazon Dash, a physical button that costs little money and that we can get through the Amazon website. Once we have it, we configure it until the last step where we have to indicate which product we select. In this step, instead of selecting the product, we cancel the process leaving it without associating product.

Amazon Dash has many features, all thanks to the hack of the physical Amazon button

Now, we download the project software to a Raspberry Pi. This software not only connects Raspberry Pi with Amazon Dash but modifies it so that the button works as music controls. What's more, the use of Raspberry Pi allows us to connect to bluetooth speakers or smart speakers, in such a way that the Amazon button can be used directly as a physical remote control.

The cost of this project without bluetooth speakers amounts to 50 euros (approximately). A high price for those of us who do not care to use physical buttons than touch buttons, but a cheap price for those who seek to listen to their music in a more analog way.

The specific information of the project can be found in the official website of this. On this website we will not only find the steps to create this physical button but we will also find the necessary software for everything to work.


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