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An old radio turned into RPi powered internet radio

RPi powered internet radio

Marcel describes in this Instructable how he gave a new life to his old radio by powering it with an Raspberry Pi that streams various radio channels over the internet. He kept the functionality of the original tuning knob for tuning to radio channels. The RPi speaks up the name of the tuned channel in English or in your own language, as configured. The radio also features a safe-power-off button for proper shutdown of the RPi. He wrote the software for the radio in Python that runs automatically upon boot.

RPi powered internet radio

RPi powered internet radio

ESP8266 internet radio

ESP8266 radio station

Tom Tobback built an ESP8266 internet radio based off Edzelf’s excellent Esp-radio project. It uses NodeMCU ESP8266 board for connecting to various internet radio stations and the VS1053 module for decoding the mp3 stream. A TFT display is used in the project to show relevant information such as which radio station is being played. The firmware for ESP8266 is developed using Arduino IDE. The radio also features a built-in web server to allow the user to configure settings and add/modify favorite radio stations. The radio box has a volume control knob and 2 push buttons for channel up and down functions. Tom also added an class-D audio amplifier to boost the output from VS1053 module and two18650 type Lithium ion cells for powering his radio station. For more details of his radio project, visit his project page.

ESP8266 radio station

ESP8266 internet radio box