New Old Radio

September 29, 2014

I may be a bit hard pressed to explain exactly what this is, but I can say this much: Jim built a new radio for the kitchen and here it is:


He found the radio on eBay.. something like $60.  He gutted it, then put some other stuff in it to turn it into a Wi-Fi radio.  As best I can figure from things he’s said about it, the inside has these things:

-a couple stereo speakers

-an amplifier

-an amplifier mounting board

-an amplifier circuit board

-a volume control mechanism

-a spring plate

-some spring retainer screws

-wall warts

-power transformers

-a power cord and some kind of nylon cord

-a power switch

-base and treble controls

-and my personal favorite: an old plastic parking permit which insulates the router board from the amp board

(That is a lot of word salad to me, but it may mean something to my electronically-inclined readers.)

The last thing to know about this radio is it is set on one channel only: Capital Public Radio (NPR) and is somehow controlled by Jim’s computer. Somehow.

All I have to do is turn it on, wait about 40 seconds for something to happen, then set the volume.

COOL, huh!!