For those of us who like to tinker with the Raspberry Pi, this looks like a fun weekend project.
It’s multi-step, but I believe this project could be completed by almost anyone–you wouldn’t have to be a Raspberry Pi or Python guru (code snippets can be downloaded, for example).
Here’s a short video demonstration of the finished Raspberry Pi Touchscreen WiFi Radio:
Click here to view on YouTube.
The whole project is documented on the superb AdaFruit website.
SWLing Post contributor, Richard Langley, writes:
In a recent blog posting, you mentioned the use of Arduinos in the radio hobby. Those of us who have experimented with Arduinos (and Raspberry Pis, etc.) likely have come across Adafruit Industries when looking for hardware bits and pieces to use in our maker activities.
There is a great article on Limor Fried and her company in the latest issue of the IEEE news magazine “The Institute” and it’s also available on line:
And there’s a short video up on the Web where Fried explains the company’s purpose and philosophy:
Richard then added:
[Here is a] cute Adafruit video introducing the concept of (radio) frequency to kids:
Very cool! Thanks so much, Richard, for sharing this. Adafruit looks like not only a true community player, but a comprehensive source for the electronics experimenter! My daughters love the Adafruit video; now to dig up all of the previous episodes!
I’m planning to learn more about Arduinos and my RaspberryPi this winter, so I’ll keep Adafruit bookmarked!