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TubeNetRadio - The Raspi powered tube radio

Sun May 18, 2014 10:17 am

Hello community,

I'd like to introduce a Raspi project to you I called TubeNetRadio. As many of you I have used the Raspi as an media and internet radio player. This time the Raspi resides not in a plastic box but in a beautiful old tube radio.
My aim was not to vandalise the tube radio too much and merge the best of the analog and digital world. The user interface consists of just two buttons hidden in the back plate, and allows a very simple yet convenient operation. The original 60 years old tube amplifier and speaker are still used as output stage. Here are some key points that characterise the project:
  • Based on mpd, python and RPi.GPIO
  • Arch Linux allows fast boot times
  • Radio plays mp3s and internet radio
  • Esthetic and wife compatible gadget
  • Simple and functional user interface with two buttons
  • Original radio function (FM) preserved
  • Surprisingly good sound
  • Detailed description of software and hardware and integration into any tube radio
For the hardware part see:
http://www.doc-diy.net/electronics/tubenetradio

The hours of software debugging were condensed into this blog post:
http://doc-diy.blogspot.de/2014/04/tube ... -tube.html

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Cheers,
Luk
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Gerrelt
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Re: TubeNetRadio - The Raspi powered tube radio

Wed May 21, 2014 7:06 pm

Very nice!! 8-)

Those old radios look so stylish.
my Raspberry Pi page: http://raspberry.gerrelt.nl

doc-diy
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Re: TubeNetRadio - The Raspi powered tube radio

Wed May 21, 2014 7:20 pm

And they sound really great! The big oval speaker together with the wooden enclosure give a very warm sound with juicy bass. The total opposite of what we can buy now.

Luk
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