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WeatheRadio: Prayers for Rain (for Wilhelm Reich) #arduino

Matt Hebert shared:

This is of course, self promotion, but I just recently made this little project with your Music Maker Mp3 Shield. I love it!!!

From the video page for WeatheRadio: Prayers for Rain (for Wilhelm Reich):

Watch as this 80s-era piece of weather-band radio technology is transformed into a cutting edge MP3 player that plays poorly ripped tracks layered with white noise through a single high impedance 2″ speaker. We all know San Diego weather leaves a little bit to be desired during the best of years, but during this drought… I think we can all sympathize with Robert Smith as he moans his Prayers for Rain. During these trying times, it is probably not the worst idea to open a lab at Raytheon to investigate the practical application of Cloudbusters….

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