NEW TUTORIAL: Raspberry Pi Zero NPR One Radio
This project started last summer when I was sniffing traffic from the NPR One iOS app with wireshark. After logging a bunch of requests, I thought it might be possible to create a simple radio using a Raspberry Pi, since I’m unable to get a decent FM signal from WYPR or WAMU.
While testing out the endpoints, I spotted a link to NPR One public API docs in the error response. The project was pushed forward by the availibily of great API docs, and a bunch of application development and design documentation at the NPR One Developer Center. Since the NPR One API docs were written using swagger, it didn’t take much work to develop a full Node.js API client for NPR One by using swagger-client to connect to the API.
From there, I used the Node.js API client to create a simple NPR One command line interface that supports both keyboard and MPR121 touch controls with the new adafruit-mpr121 Node.js package. This was all integrated into a hand carved enclosure, which can be seen below.