Modernizing an Antique Radio – Alexa + Raspberry Pi Entertainment System #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi
Back when radios were the center of the home, similar to tvs of today, they had so much more style. Because they look so nice these vintage radios make perfect candidates for a modern upgrade. From JakeOfAllTrades on YouTube:
A friend of mine asked me to restore his grandfather’s vintage radio. I took it a step further by adding modern equipment and smart features (including Alexa!) to upgrade this beautiful radio into something that performs as well as any modern audio system.
I also let Hacker Jack out of his void to help me with the software stuff.
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