Raspberry Pi Radio Build: Problems & Solutions – Tinkernut Workbench

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I’m making a Raspberry Pi Spotify streaming radio, and this week was terrible…After spending two videos making a DIY amplifier, I found that the quality was really poor, so I ended up scrapping that idea and using a premade one. I added an LCD screen to the Pi to show cover art while songs played. In theory, it was the perfect setup, but everytime the LCD screen was enabled, the audio would stop working (and it wasn’t power related). So this video is about my frustrations and trials and errors of getting this radio up and running.


Ultrasonic Madness

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Sound waves can be used for more than just making sound. Find out all the amazing things sound is capable of and make some cool projects that harness it’s power!

Click on the tabs to continue learning about ultrasound!

Here are some of the other cool projects you we’ll be creating:

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Parts List

The prices really depend on what you would like to purchase. These are cheapest locations to purchase these items that I was able to find.

Part name Price
Ultrasonic Module $2.40
Arduino Uno $8.75

Software Downloads

  1. Arduino Software
  2. New Ping Library Download
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Awesome Ultrasound Projects and Experiments

  1. MIT Sound Waves and Potato Chip Bags experiment
  2. uBeam Ultrasonic Charger
  3. Boris Smus – Ultrasonic Javascript Library (Emoticon Demo)
  4. Kate Murphey – “Quietnet” Ultrasonic Chat Client

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Will It Microwave?

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Why don’t microwaves and metal get along? What makes microwaves destroy electronics? Let’s dive deep into the world of electromagnetic radiation to find out!


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Here’s what you will need for each project:



Radio Wave Project

  • A nickel (or any other coin)
  • A 9v battery
  • An AM radio

Small EMP generator

  • A disposable camera
  • A cheap calculator
  • Extra wire
  • A high voltage switch
  • Soldering equipment
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Learn more about electromagnetic radiation!

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World’s cheapest speaker!

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What do you need to make the simplest form of a speaker? Surprisingly, you probably already have everything you need! Click on the “Parts list” tab to see what you need to make both bone conducting headphones and your own speaker! Then, if you still want more, click on the “Further Learning” tab to learn more about the history of speakers!



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Here’s what you will need for these projects:



Bone Conducting Headphones

  • Small DC Motor
  • An old pair of headphones

Cheap Speaker

  • A Paperclip
  • A business card
  • A strong magnet
  • An old pair of headphones
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Beginners Guide To Projection Mapping

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Basic overview of what we will be doing

This video will show you how the basics of projection mapping and how to do it on the cheap!


Parts and Downloads

You’ll need a projector, so here are a few options:

TOTAL COST: ~$60.00 or less


Important Links

Installing and Configuring VPT7

  1. VPT7
  2. Beginners Guide Tutorial

Projection Mapping Examples:
Pomplamoose “Happy Get Lucky”

LG Electronics Building Projection

Audi A1 Car Projection

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