Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Internet radio with an Arduino and Raspberry Pi

Each development platform has its' own strengths and weaknesses, however synergy can be found when two platforms work together for a common goal. The following example demonstrates neatly how an Arduino board and LCD can work together with a Raspberry Pi to create an Internet-radio. The RPi receives the streaming audio, plays it through an external speaker - and displays relevant data on the LCD. It's relatively simple and it works, for example:


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