Raspberry Pi RFID Music Player

Setup instructions

0. Setup Raspberry Pi

Install Raspbian in headless mode.

1. dependances

Install ffmpeg (required)

2. generate a self-signed SSL cert (optional)

In order for NFC to work on Android a ssl/https cert is needed. Self-signed works, if you ignore the alert.

from – https://medium.com/rungo/secure-https-servers-in-go-a783008b36da openssl req -new -newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -keyout localhost.key -out localhost.csr openssl x509 -req -days 365 -in localhost.csr -signkey localhost.key -out localhost.crt


  • create system for assigning cards without phone
  • volume control!
    • amixer -D pulse sset Master 5%+?
  • light or sound to show status
    • speaker-test -t sine -f 1000 -l 1
  • keep alive when submitting new song
  • clean/delete logs, view logs in ui
  • automate push build to pi, restart
  • Documentation and cleanup
  • add more to config page, like…


  • Playlist – create, edit, update local play list
  • Playlist – download from youtube
  • player queue, add mode to enqueue songs


  • add stl’s to repo
  • add USB port to stl to allow power to speaker

Nice to have

  • logs and stats
    • add page to view logs/stats
  • Write url to card
    • wouldn’t need a db.
  • push notification to android
    • push to see what’s playing, etc.
  • see if I can control led on rfid, or add another led to rpi

Player on phone

  • create player bar on all?
  • re-do ui to be more like yt-music app

Helpful links

rpi audio




Icon Library


systemd logs

journalctl -u player.service


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