Instructables member zwucki has this week unveiled details of a new project he has been working on called the RaspbAIRy which takes the form of a Raspberry Pi based Airplay speaker.
To build a RaspbAIRy you will need a Raspberry Pi Model B with SD Card, a supported USB WiFi Adapter such as a LogiLink Nano Adapter, 3.5W Mono Amplifier and speaker, and finally a power supply.
“With the delivery of my second RaspberryPi I finally got the chance to start this long-planned project: I wanted to replace my old bathroom radio with a more contemporary device by building a network-enabled speaker.
Because I’m a user of several iDevices, the idea of making the speaker AirPlay-compatible became the basis of my further work. After some googling I discovered James Laird’s amazing shairport client for Linux. The initial installation on the RasPi worked like a charm, so I decided to take the project one step further by making it wireless.
With a little help from Google again and some twiddling I finally got it to work and started writing this Instructable. Have fun reading how it all went down and maybe build your own version of the raspbAIRy.”
For more information on the innovative Raspberry Pi powered Airplay speaker and instructions on how to build your very own RaspbAIRy jump over to the Instructables website for full details.