Cassette MP3 Player

Make an old-fashioned MP3 player using a cassette!
You should have seen my son’s face when we stumbled upon an old cassette player in my parents’ attic. He was surprised as if he saw a war tank or a Neanderthal tool during excavations. He couldn’t believe these were the only media we used back in the 80’s. Then the question appeared: ‘Why didn’t you use MP3 players, mom?’ So I used all my technical knowledge to explain why…

And now you should imagine my face, when on the same day browsing through Instructables I came across Cassette MP3 Player. The author of the post must have been very nostalgic about the cassette as he enclosed MP3 player in it. The project is quite interesting and surely combines two technological eras. Together with vintage stylized Zipper Book Clutch, it can make a very sentimental gift.

What’s your opinion about the project? Is combining old and new things something that you like? Drop us a line to share your point of view!

Check out the tutorial on Instructables.

What you need:


  • Soldering iron
  • Rework station
  • Sharp knife
  • Screw driver
  • Diamond file

Supplies / ingredients:

  • Cassette
  • USB MP3 Player
  • Glue
  • Enameled copper wire
  • Two M3x20mm screws
  • Micro SD/TF card
  • Solder
  • Snap action switches
  • Shipping labels


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