Radiodan is Open Source software that lets you build your own internet radio on
a Raspberry Pi or in pure software.
We’ve built it using BBC radio streams, but it is easy to use
with other sources of audio. It can
run on most UNIX-based operating systems, with particular emphasis on
You can look at showcases we have made
with the Open Source code, and read more
about what it’s
We’re interested in different kinds of physical radio
devices and how we might change their functionality to make them better. We
think that it’s only possible to test what makes a radio better by building
devices that act like radios, and that the more people who can build them, the
more interesting the radios will be. If you like videos you can see our
(9 minute video) which explains more about what we are trying to do.
Want to build your own radio?
If you'd like to build your own Radiodan-powered radio then get in touch with us via email
or on twitter
. We're hard at work writing instructions and we'd love your help testing them.
Send us your radio ideas
We're collecting your radio ideas on our Flickr pool
. If you've picked up one of our Radiodan postcards and drawn your own radio then you can share it with us, if you like -
- Take a photo of your postcard
We'll use your photo in accordance with the BBC's terms.