Today we present you an article that might strike some of you as a bit unusual here because it’s mostly not about software but about a cool piece of hardware.
It’s a Squeezebox built from a Tivoli Audio alarm speaker, and for the impatient ones among you, here are the key features and a picture:
- Tivoli Speaker and case using the original speaker and 3W output;
- runs on battery for a whole day (more than 12h);
- rotary and push controller for volume and play/pause;
- separate alarm clock;
- fully Squeezebox compatible player using a Raspberry Pi zero and SqueezeLite;
- very simple and power-efficient 5V design.
And since Coolio and I do software in the first place, the whole project has its own software as well, in this case our open-sourced solution to power the volume and play/pause control. It’s quite cool, too :), you can find it on GitHub at https://github.com/coolio107/SqueezeButtonPi-Daemon
If you want to read the full story, you can find it here: