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Mycroft Milverton used an Arduino and a Wave Shield to create the Radio Arduino Classic Edition, a retrofitted vacuum tube radio that plays different classic radio tracks when it’s tuned. The device plays 60 tracks in normal mode, but also has an easter egg mode, which can play thousands of tracks. Be sure to check out Mycroft’s original Radio Arduino as well; it’s built in the shell of an Oscar Belle two band transistor radio from the 1960′s. Thanks for sharing this brilliant build, Mycroft! Now if you’ll excuse me, it’s time for me to tune into The Chase and Sanborn Hour.

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Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a Brooklyn-based creative technologist, Contributing Editor at MAKE, and Resident Research Fellow at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.


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  1. WC says:

    Ever since I saw the person who did this with a small antique radio a while back, I’ve been going to do this myself.  I bought the parts, but haven’t gotten around to it.  My plan is to make it more like a radio stuck back in time, though…  Where each station acts like a station with multiple songs, with themes…  And you might tune into the middle of a song.  And even old radio dramas.

    I really need to find the time to get on that.

  2. qwerty123 says:

    Excellent project – kudos!

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