Find your vinyl records using a Raspberry Pi powered laser! With integrated app that leverages your Discogs collection! You can also scrobble your vinyl on Last.fm!
Demonstration of the system. Import your Discogs collection, input the positions in shelves (the hard part), then connect to the web app and find your record (the easy part)!
Node.js powered web app. Feeds off a Discogs collection and allows to trigger the laser finder, and to scrobble records.
The app has Last.fm integration and allows to "play" a record: it will send the selected tracks to Last.fm to build your listening history. Obviously this is a manual step and you must remember to do this when you put the record on the turntable :)
The "play" feature also saves the tracks to a local Sqlite database that can be retrieved at any time. This allows personal backups and to never lose any data. In the future it will be used to drive custom statistics.
The app and the Raspberry Pi modules are all open sourced and hosted on Github. Any record collector can recreate the system and improve upon it.github/vinyl-shelf-finder
For now the project is of personal nature only. Lots of things are hard-wired and won't scale. The whole thing also depends on the willingness to enter shelf positions in the Discogs collection. If enough outside interest gathers I will look on expanding it.