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Earlier in the year Andrew Back picked up a vintage 1950’s extension speaker from a flea market. He thought it was ideal to convert into a Raspberry Pi radio, one that receives only BBC Radio 4. Because, like many here in the Britain, he shares the quite reasonable view that…

As far as I’m concerned the only thing worth listening to on the wireless is Radio 4.

…and as a fellow Brit, I couldn’t agree with him more.

Booting the Raspberry Pi, and the radio.

While turning your Raspberry Pi into a streaming audio player seems like a popular thing to do, and  even vintage radios aren’t unheard of, I particularly appreciate this one’s lack of turning dial.

Via DesignSpark

Alasdair Allan

Alasdair Allan is a scientist, author, hacker and tinkerer, who is spending a lot of his time thinking about the Internet of Things. In the past he has mesh networked the Moscone Center, caused a U.S. Senate hearing, and contributed to the detection of what was—at the time—the most distant object yet discovered.


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