This is a late 1940s DeWald table radio that I’ve given a new life using a Raspberry Pi Zero, a Blinkt! LED strip and a pair of PC Speakers. It reads out notifications from a range of internet-connected services using the Pyvona text-to-speech (TTS) engine and IF This Then That (IFTTT) integration. The LEDs are amazingly bright, and light the radio’s dial a different colour depending on keywords in the notification text.
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