Everyone’s the DJ with Autonomous Interactive Radio

Reid Bingham and Sean McIntyre, the duo behind Double One Design, created Autonomous Interactive Radio (AIR for short). It’s a Raspberry Pi-based DJ system which accepts MP3 files via email and enqueues them to be played out through the audio output. The project was their work for Interactivos, a ten day arts and technology workshop held in Ljubljana, Slovenia. They tried using AIR with a small, low-power FM transmitter as a pirate radio station (caveat factor… maker beware), but they also had the opportunity to try it on a local radio station with the proper license. The code is available to download on Github and more project details are available on their site.


Matt Richardson is a San Francisco-based creative technologist and Contributing Editor at MAKE. He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.

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