Step 1: You Will Need…
Depending on the radio you are going to install your Raspberry Pi into, your design will vary and thus the parts and equipment required will also. Below is a generic list based on what we used, it is not complete but should give you a good idea.
1x Raspberry Pi.
1x SDcard with 4 GB.
1x AC adapter with micro USB plug or a DC-DC converter supplying 5v and a micro USB lead.
1x Wireless LAN Adapter (n150).
1x Adafruit RGB LCD.
1x A radio large enough to fit pi screen etc.
4x Sub-Miniature Push-to-Make Switches Two Red & Two black.
1x Dupont cable or and IDC cable e.g. an IDE hard disk cable.
1x Heat shrink tubing.
Hot melt glue.
Tools & Equipment:
Basic hand tools e.g. screwdrivers, wire cutters, craft knife, pliers etc.
Something to cut the radios case with, we used a a Dremel.
A drill for the holes for the buttons.
Files, medium and fine suitable for using on plastic to tidy up your cutting.
A soldering station or at a pinch a soldering iron.
Hot Glue gun.
We are also assuming you will have a working internet WiFi connection for testing and access to an HDMI monitor / TV screen and a keyboard for setup.
Step 2: Setting up your Raspberry Pi
To setup the pi follow This Guide: http://www.raspberrypi.org/help/quick-start-guide… we have used the RASPBIAN OS, we used the build from January, we have not tested with the newer builds.
Once you have set up the Pi and plugged in the screen you will be presented with a blue setup wizard, in advanced settings change the hostname to something like “PiRadio”, then you can exit the wizard, once you exit the system will reboot.
The next stage is to set up the wifi , log into the Pi using the following login details:
Step 3: Controls & Display
We opted to use the 16×2 Character LCD + Keypad for Raspberry Pi from Adafruit for the display as they are readily available and well documented. We assembled the display module as per the instructions on the Adafruit web site which can be found here.
We did however make a few minor alterations to facilitate the placement of the display in the radio:
Instead of using the tactile switch push buttons provided we used some sub micro push to make buttons. These were connected with short lengths of wire soldered directly to the PCB. At the the switch end they were soldered and heat shrunk to reduce the risk of shorting.
With the LCD panel itself we soldered 0.1 pin headers on both the control board and the panel, these were linked with an old IDE hard disk cable we had lying around but any 0.1 pin pitch cable would suffice. This was done to enable us to fit the panel in the small space at the front of the radio.
For more detail: Raspberry Pi, Internet Radio
Current Project / Post can also be found using:
- интернет радио raspberry pi
- raspberry pi internet radio