HOW TO – Build a very fancy crystal radio

HOW TO – Build a very fancy crystal radio

I was never much into amateur radio or crystal set building, so I can’t judge the technical veracity of this project, but the how-to looks very thorough and the results are spectacular. The dials, tap switch and case are so cool-looking, they make me want to build one.

Build an antique style crystal radio – Link


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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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