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January 22, 2016 AT 12:00 am

Pocket FM: a Pi based radio transmitter for crisis regions and developing countries #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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Thanks to Thomas for sending in this project! Check out more here.

Pocket FM is a portable FM radio transmitter that enables people in crisis regions or developing countries to communicate without internet, mobile phones, television or when electricity is unavailable.

Despite technological innovation, local radio continues to be a vital source of information and entertainment in many regions. Throughout the developed world, people use television, newspapers and the internet to stay up-to-date but these sources are not an option in rural areas of developing countries. At times of disaster, war, and population displacement, local radio can provide updates which help save lives. This is where Pocket FM comes in.

Pocket FM is currently running beta-tests in crisis regions and developing countries such as Syria and Tanzania….

…We have built Pocket FM in a way that makes it easy to adapt to different situations. Pocket FM is operated using Raspberry Pi, which makes it easy to connect and develop new features in the future. Our aim is to develop the platform to be as sustainable as possible and we want to work with the feedback from people on the ground to provide new features through software updates.

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