carolinebuttet
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Turn a rotary phone into a radio and travel through time

I hacked a rotary phone into a radio! Pick up the phone, choose a country and a decade, and listen to some great music!

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Turn a rotary phone into a radio and travel through time

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Rotary Phone
×1
Raspberry Pi 4 Model B
×1
Arduino UNO
×1
SD Card for the Raspberry Pi
×1
Power supply for Raspberry Pi
×1
Jumper wires (generic)
Jumper wires (generic)
×20
Resistor 10k ohm
Resistor 10k ohm
×5
Resistor 220 ohm
Resistor 220 ohm
×5
USB-A to B Cable
USB-A to B Cable
×1
Audio / Video Cable Assembly, 3.5mm 4 Pole Jack Plug
Audio / Video Cable Assembly, 3.5mm 4 Pole Jack Plug
×1
Button
×1
LED (generic)
LED (generic)
×1
Breadboard (generic)
Breadboard (generic)
×1
Wire, Wrapping Wire
Wire, Wrapping Wire
×1
World Map
×1
Metal panel (or other material) to mount the map
×1
Jack socket 3 pin
×10

Software apps and online services

Radiooooo

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Multitool, Screwdriver
Multitool, Screwdriver
Drill / Driver, Cordless
Drill / Driver, Cordless
Multimeter

Story

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Schematics

Rotary radio schematics

This is a breakdown of all the components needed to create your own rotary phone radio. Beware that the schematics of your rotary module might change depending on your own phone. This will require a bit of research on your own but it should be manageable.

Code

Rotary Radio Github Repo

All the code you need to create your own rotary phone radio (python script, arduino code, and chrome extension)

Credits

carolinebuttet

carolinebuttet

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