If you are interested in integrating small computers that can access music streaming services, such as Spotify or SoundCloud, into devices that traditionally don't have music embedded in them, you might already have the tech that you need to make your project happen but not have a solid idea of where you want to integrate. Here are some interesting integrated music solutions that you can try to create in order to make the next big product in smart technology.
1. Refrigerator Doors
Refrigerators already have sensors in them that help detect if they are open, so that they can make noise at you and let you know that you forgot to shut the door. This means that they already have a basic speaker system in place that you can access. If you integrate your small computer into the refrigerator and hook it up to the speakers that make the bleeping noise when you forget to shut the door, you might be able to figure out how to set the music to whatever you want. For example, if you are trying to diet and you don't want to open the refrigerator door too often, you could set the door to play your least favorite song whenever it is opened, therefore encouraging you to keep the door closed. You could also have it play an unpleasant noise, such as nails on a chalkboard or a screeching baby. Another use for this is that you could create a product that allowed people to choose the sound that plays whenever they left the refrigerator door open for too long, allowing customers more customization options for their life.
2. Music Boxes
Traditional music boxes are really interesting in that they were one of the first products to integrate music into a practical item that was used for storing jewelry. However, some people might not like the traditional tinkling sounds. You could take a small set of speakers and embed them into the music box, as well as your minicomputer that is able to run a music streaming service. Hook the music box up to the WiFi and connect to it with your smartphone. Use this method to allow people to choose what songs play whenever they open their music boxes.
For more information, talk to a company that currently makes music boxes, such as The Music House. They might be able to explain the best ways to integrate your computer into their existing technology.