Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wayback Machine visits Maker Faire

Getting the Wayback Machine ready for Maker Faire.

Since the last update the radio has gone through some drastic hardware changes.  There is still an Arduino driving the LCD and user interface but the backend has been replaced by a Beagleboard running Angstrom Linux.  This has enabled the radio to stream and play MP3 files and also allows the use of Wifi or 3G data dongle.

BBC R&D North visited Maker Faire in Newcastle on the 12th and 13th of March 2011.


  1. This great article took me back in time. It's strange how the man changed the radio's hardware into something new. Thanks for sharing this article with us.

  2. You are blessed with a very creative and technical mind. Transforming old and useless radio into a new device could be a good idea for all those who have old things at home.