Internet radio

Simple Internet Radio Registry | Hackaday

While we definitely have a soft spot for analog radio in our hearts, there are times that just call for a digital upgrade. One downside to this upgrade is complexity. For example, the most software-minded among us could base our build on the music player daemon and use a web interface for control. But that’s not everyone’s idea of ​​a good time, and especially an older user of your gadgets might really appreciate a simple, tactile user interface. This is the situation [Blake Hannaford] was in it, while build an internet powered radio for someone else.

The solution was to take a familiar analog radio, the Tivoli Audio Model One, and give it a digital makeover. Now, before you worry about destroying the purity of a classic radio, note that the Model One is a fake classic, made in 2000. No antiques were damaged in the making of this hack, and the exterior is essentially left as stock – the only visible change being the pasted on tuner label.

Inside there’s a Raspberry Pi Zero, the Adafruit audio cover, and a 3D-printed bracket to attach a variable potentiometer to the adjustment knob. The volume button and the original speaker are reused. As [Blake] said, sometimes all you need is the setting and the volume. Plus, reusing the speaker means the whole device still sounds great. Sometimes the simplest really is the best.

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