Ok, so you want a radio — but not just any radio. It has to be wireless, access a variety of music services, and must have a vintage aesthetic that belies its modern innards. Oh, and a tiny screen that displays album art, because that’s always awesome. This 1938 Emerson AX212-inspired radio delivers.
Building on the backbone of a Raspberry Pi Zero W and an Adafruit MAX 98357 mono amp chip, the crux of this single-speaker radio is the program Mopidy. Mopidy is a music player that enables streaming from multiple services, with the stipulation that you have a premium Spotify account. Once signed up, [Tinkernut] helpfully outlines how to set up Mopidy to run automatically once the Pi boots up. The addition of a screen to display album art adds flair to the design, and Adafruit’s 1.8″ TFT LCD screen is small enough to fit the bill.
But wait — there’s more!
[Tinkernut] has also gone ahead and added a duo of knobs to control the radio’s volume and turn it on and off, providing diagrams and code along the way for anyone who wants one of their own. A 2500mAh battery keeps this radio powered on for quite some time, and — once encapsulated within a 3D-printed case — this dynamite boom-box is ready to rock.
[Thanks for the link, Hackster Tipster!]