December 22, 2014

Create a retro-styled Internet Radio with a Raspberry Pi

There are many Internet radio projects published here and there, however they're rarely a finished product - or one designed for use by people of any age. To combat this, a group of people came up with the "Fireside Radio" - a Raspberry Pi-powered Internet radio that not only looks good but us also easy to use.

The radio can access any streaming audio channels that are preset into a Google Docs spreadsheet, which the radion can access via WiFi  - and the end user can skip to the next station by pressing a single button the radio. Apart from the volume (and power) this is all the controls that are offered, thereby simplifying use as much as possible.

For more information on how to make your own, visit the Fireside Radio Instructable page. And for more, we're on facebookGoogle+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you need to add external circuitry to your Pi, one option is to use our PiBreak board. It provides labelled breakout pins for all GPIOs, a large prototyping area with solder pads, and power rails for easy power connection:

Furthermore the PiBreak also includes mounting hardware to firmly attach it to your Raspberry Pi using a nut, bolt, and spacer - and is compatible with all revisions of both model A and B Raspberry Pi computers. For more information about our PiBreak board, our Getting Started guide, and to order - visit the product page.

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