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About Radiodan

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 Raspbian.

You can look at showcases we have made with the Open Source code, and read more about what it’s for. Or get started making a radio right away.

Why?

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 nextrad.io presentation (9 minute video) which explains more about what we are trying to do.

About us

Dan, Andrew and Libby are the main people working on Radiodan at the moment, with Dan focused on the core Radiodan code, Andrew working on the physical interface and example app, and Libby doing rough prototypes, testing and docs. Contact Libby in the first instance for help - by Twitter is best - @libbymiller.

A bit more about us:

Andrew Nicolaou @andrewn is a developer interested in the web, connected products and interaction design.

Daniel Nuttall @pixelblend is a Software engineer for Internet Research and Future Services in BBC R&D. He has worked for a range of companies in Europe and Africa, building web sites, browser extensions, servers and everything in between using open-source software.

Libby Miller @libbymiller is a producer and developer at the BBC, working on open APIs for connected devices. She used to work at failed online TV startup Joost, and before that on FOAF and Semantic Web query languages at the University of Bristol. She’s got a PhD in Economics, for all the use that is.

Many others have helped and participated so far, from inside and outside the BBC, including but not limited to:

Wrongradios:

And for inspiration whether they knew it or not: