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Jeffrey Braverman

Raspberry Pirate Radio

Broadcast your own go-anywhere FM station with this amazingly simple Pi hack.

Written by Sam Freeman and Wynter Woods

THIS SIMPLE HACK TURNS YOUR RASPBERRY PI INTO A POWERFUL FM TRANSMITTER with enough range to cover your home or dorm, a DIY drive-in movie, a high school ball game, or even a bike parade (depending on the stragglers). It’s the coolest Pi device we’ve ever seen with so few materials.

You’ll start with the absolute minimum you need to run a Raspberry Pi — an SD card, a power source, and the board itself — and add a single piece of wire. The PiFM software cleverly uses hardware that’s ...

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