All That Jazz – retro project playing archival music through a Raspberry Pi

James Bellafaire wanted something that would play jazz music “all day and all night” and give him an authentic experience at the same time. So, he found an old 1930s radio on eBay, won the auction and refurbished the case. He then placed a Raspberry Pi and a hard drive on the inside, added additional components such as an ATtiny and amplifier and then set about finding a music source. He came upon David Niven’s jazz archive, copied lots of it to the hard drive and then wrote software to play the music. He’s done a super job, which he’s rightly very proud of. You can read more, and see the build log, here.

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