If you have fancied using Apple’s Airplay streaming system but have not yet brought yourself to part with the roughly $100 price tag of currently available Airplay speakers.
You might be interested in a new tutorial that has been published over on the MAKE website that provides instructions on how to create your own Raspberry Pi powered DIY AirPlay speaker from just $45.
The tutorial shows you how to create your very own Raspberry Pi Airplay receiver that can be attached to a pair of external speakers you may already have transforming them into a wireless Airplay audio system. Watch the three-minute video below for an overview of what hardware and skills you will require to be able to complete this fairly simple project.
The main requirement is a Raspberry Pi minicomputer, but unfortunately model A Pi systems are not supported. Adam Burkepile on the MAKE website explains :
If you’re like me, you’ve toyed with the idea of getting an AirPort Express but the $100 price seemed a bit steep, since all you really wanted to do with it is play audio using AirPlay. You can turn a Raspberry Pi into an AirPlay speaker for around $45. That’s what you’re going to do in this tutorial. By the end of it you’ll have your very own Raspberry Pi AirPlay receiver!
For full details, component list and instructions jump over to the MAKE website via the link below.
Source: MAKEFiled Under: DIY Projects, Hardware