I have a radio alarm clock that is getting a bit old. When I move the volume control I get a bit of sharp static, and then it settles down. I know I could replace the potentiometer or clean the existing one. However the unit looks ugly and I'd like to find something that looks a bit better.
One of its saving graces is that it has a few features that makes it really useful. I can set the radio to stay on for a pre-dertermined amount of time. Which is handy when I want to fall asleep to the radio. I can set two alarms and use the sleep if I need a few more Zs.
It does look ugly though, and with the Raspberry Pi I can come up with something that is much better than anything on the market today. This is something tht excites me about the RaspberryPi. With a bit of effort a skilled person can produce a bespoke product that exceeds what can be produced comemertially.
So the outline of the project is as follows;
An alarm clock that can;
- Play MP3 files as an alarm
- Support multiple alarms
- Have an alarm scheule that is flexible around weekends
- Play live radio or stream it
- Provide sleep and snooze functions
At the moment I have a Tivoli radio, and I want the radio to fit within that aesthetic.