Arduino-controlled retro wifi radio

Using a 1940s-era radio housing as a base, Jay Collett has retrofitted a modifed Asus WL-520GU router, an Arduino, LCD display and associated circuitry to create a fine-looking wifi radio. The final result is certainly a work of art:


The microcontroller part was originally based on WinAVR and C, however Jay decided to use the Arduino system instead to make the project easier for people to follow and reproduce. The hardest part may be the customised shield and circuitry for the audio section, however with some study and time this can be achievable. And the results would definitely be worth it:

 

To get started, Jay has made all the design files available for download, so read more about the radio and move forward from here. When creating more complex circuitry to work with an Arduino-compatible project – consider our range of ProtoShields. From the tiny LeoStick to the Mega range, we offer a complete range for you to work with

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