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$20 Router Hacked into Internet Radio

There’s a plethora of cheap Chinese-manufactured routers on the market, all just begging for modifications. This simple modification turns one particular model into a tiny internet radio.

Courtesy of German tinker Peter Feuerer, this project takes a cheap TP-Link 703n and adds in a ATtiny85 with some basic controls and an OpenWRT upgrade to turn it into a tiny internet-powered radio. Check out the video above to see it in action or hit up the link below for more information.

TP-Link 703 Radio [via Hack A Day]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 01/10/13

Comments (4)

  1. jeepmanjr

    Tinker-ER. Tinkerer. High-fives Peter, but where is the schematic? A v-pot video is cool, but a schematic is mandatory!!

  2. Peter

    Check the readme in the package, everything for building is included there (schematic is so simple, that it can be done in ascii art)

  3. Duh

    If you follow the link (here) you will eventually want to follow their link to: wiki.openwrt.org/toh/tp-link/tl-wr703n

    (Put the usual http-colon followed by two slashes “/” in from of that address. I’d do it but my posts are always deleted here whenever I provide complete URL’s. I’m not sure THIS post won’t be deleted either.)

    One other thing to note copied from that web site, ” WARNING: It has been reported that models shipped with a recent factory firmware onboard come with a new bootloader revision which disables the LAN port at boot.” So it looks like someone doesn’t want to sell any more of their product. How stupid is that?

  4. Joseph

    Sorry guys. I don’t get it. Internet-powered radio? Why? What for? Who needs it? I simply don’t get it!!!

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