Listening to BBC Radio 4 With Your Raspberry Pi

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Listening to BBC Radio 4 With Your Raspberry Pi

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.

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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

6 thoughts on “Listening to BBC Radio 4 With Your Raspberry Pi

  1. SaluteAscolto della BBC Radio 4 con il vostro Raspberry Pi | Salute says:

    […] All’inizio dell’anno Andrew Torna raccolse una vendemmia altoparlante estensione 1950 da un mercato delle pulci. Ha pensato che fosse l’ideale per convertire in una radio Raspberry Pi, uno che riceve solo BBC Radio 4. […]

  2. Listening to BBC Radio 4 With Your Raspberry Pi | Raspberry World says:

    […] By Alasdair Allan […]

  3. Rahere says:

    I’m surprised he didn’t arrange for it to only play the shipping forecast.

    1. Alasdair Allan says:

      Oh! Now that’d be a worthwhile hack…

  4. 22 Raspberry Pi Media Servers from Vintage to Modern | Make says:

    […] restricting things, you can now even make a Raspberry Pi radio that only gets BBC Radio 4. As an American, I’m not sure I see the appeal, but a neat hack […]

  5. Make: Japan | ヴィンテージ風からモダン風まで、デザイン重視のRaspberry Piメディアサーバー22台  says:

    […] ・上の写真のように、40年代のラジオがメディアセンターとして新しい生命を与えられた。 ・これも「音声のみ」のPi-Radioだ。もうひとつはじつに美しい動的に生成される「周波数」ダイヤルセレクター。 ・選択肢をずっと絞り込んで、BBC Radio 4だけを受信するRaspberry Piラジオなんてものも作れる。アメリカ人の私にはよくわからないが、素晴らしいハックだと思う。 ・1932 Piラジオ Mephisto IIは、じつにエレガントだ。下の写真がそれ。 […]

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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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