This is the second internet radio I’ve constructed, and has some more advanced functions than the one I’d previously built in a 1940 RCA 45×17 case. While the internals were rough, this Philco 41-231T ‘Little Bullet’ was too pretty to pass up when I found it at the Portland antique auto swap meet a couple of months back.
No working radios were harmed in the construction of this project. Video shows the following functions:
Radio (Kodi deRadio streaming radio addon)
Pandora (no ads or pauses!)
Podcasts (iTunes podcast app, no iTunes account necessary)
Library (Samba share of 1TB media collection on file server)
Police & Fire (worldwide emergency broadcasts)
Custom skin and graphics on Kodi, running on a Raspberry Pi Model 2 with a HiFiBerry Amp+ combo DAC and amplifier through a Retrosound 5.25″ dual voice coil speaker. Controlled via the original bakelite knobs through rotary encoders, all functions also available through the Kodi phone app.