Raspberry Pi-powered Radio 4 Appliance @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi

Andrew Back‘s used a Raspberry Pi to build an internet radio that only receives BBC Radio 4:

Tuning controls and station presets? Why on earth would anyone want such things! As far as I’m concerned the only thing worth listening to on the wireless is Radio 4.

With the above in mind, I decided to build myself an Internet radio that is fixed on Radio 4 and which dispenses with unnecessary clutter, with the only control being for power and volume.


At a flea market earlier this year I picked up a 1950s extension speaker made by Richard Allan. Comprising of simply a cabinet, loudspeaker, step attenuator and input socket, and with plenty of spare room inside, this was ideal for converting into a Raspberry Pi-powered Internet radio.

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