I use my Raspberry Pi as a squeezebox player, using squeezelite (see topic
). I've got one Raspberry, and ordered two more. With these two I want to set up a multi room system (living room, kitchen), and the third one I want to use as a portable player.
I have it all up and running and lying on my desk like this (click on the pictures for a bigger version):
Which is a bit cluttered and not very save. So I decided to allready start on creating a casing for the portable raspberry.
I am going to use this as the casing:
I asked my mother in law to look for an old eighties radio on flee markets. It didn't have to work, but it had to look good. She did very good buying me this for 2 euros!!
I like the old cassette buttons, and it has some nice "patina" on it.
So, I opened it up and gutted the inside:
That gave me a nice space for the raspberry + peripherals.
I left part of the cassette mechanism in place so I could keep the cassette buttons. They can also be pushed, but of course, nothing will happen.
After I took the picture I also removed the backside of the battery compartment.
After test fitting the components in different places I finally decided on this setup:
I tore apart the PC speakers of my original setup and used the speakers and amplifier of it. I placed the speakers behind the original (mono) speaker grill. The amplifier is placed on the top, I drilled holes through the case for the volume button, power led and lineout.
And here it is, the Raspberry Radio:
The picture is a bit dark, but you can just see the volume button on the right of the red power led.
To the left of the red led is the lineout (headphone output).
The Raspberry Pi is still accessable through the battery door:
Until the other Pi's arrive I am using this as the living room player. I can connect it through the lineout with the Sony network speaker:
It looks like I am using a cheap old radio cassette player as sound input for my Sony network speaker.
I allready took it out into my barn to do some work while listening to internet radio. It works excellent. I am very happy with it.
Reliving the eighties with a modern twist.