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An Advanced Streaming Internet Radio Player with Raspberry Pi

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2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 14, 2015

Start Date

June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015





Conference Session

General Technical Session

Tagged Division

Computers in Education

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26.170.1 - 26.170.16



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Jeremy Wayne Gilreath Guilford College

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Jeremy Gilreath earned his B.A. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and his B.S. in Computing Technology and Information Systems from Guilford College, both in Greensboro, NC.

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Chafic Bou-Saba Guilford College

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An Advanced Streaming Internet Radio Player with Raspberry PiOur paper addresses the process of configuring a Raspberry Pi into an advanced multimediaplayer as a headless system controllable by infrared remote or SSH protocol. By exploitingreadily available open-source software packages and highly-customizable hardwarecomponents, we were able to successfully combine an LCD-board and push-buttons along withan external sound card, wireless USB card, and an infrared receiver into a fully assembled,affordable, and reliable device capable of playing high-quality audio that circumventsadvertisements on the pre-existing and free streaming web service Pandora Radio. The deviceimproves the user experience of Pandora Radio in several ways while remaining portable andpreserving all functionality of the Raspberry Pi itself. Consumer electronics continue to placeincreasing emphasis on open-source hardware and software, and the Raspberry Pi provides anaffordable way for beginners and experts alike to personalize this flexible multi-purposecomputer into a wide range of useful and specialized products.

Gilreath, J. W., & Bou-Saba, C. (2015, June), An Advanced Streaming Internet Radio Player with Raspberry Pi Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23509

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