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Quick Start

A user guide is available, which includes running the software on a laptop and setting up a Raspberry Pi. The software currently only runs on a Raspberry Pi 3.


Linux audio configuration can be very challenging. This guide contains instructions for configuring a variety of audio hardware. We recommend a USB speaker (or USB soundcard) as the simplest, a pHAT Beat if you want to use a bare un-amplified speaker, or a pHAT DAC if you’d rather use a speaker with a 3.5mm jack.

Radiodan software will not work with the Raspberry PI’s default 3.5mm jack output.


This isn’t currently integrated but can be very useful for devces that get moved around - if installed, it creates an access point that you can connect to and set your preferred wifi network and channel.


Andrew has blogged about this type of architecture, describing Radiodan as an example.

Building a case

The case was designed by Victor Johanssen. We have laser cutting templates and instructions for making them. Our current recommendation is to use the wide version of the case with the current bill of materials.

The Radiodan PCB

It is difficult to fit many buttons and dials on a Raspberry Pi, so we had a PCB designed for us. It enables the use of two illuminated RGB push-button dials and a simple button.

Open Source files

The PCB files are available online and we’ve successfullly had them made by Dirty PCB and OSHPark. The component part numbers are in the PDF of the PCB documentation and there’s also a bill of materials with sources.

Soldering the PCB

This can be a little confusing, so here are step by step instructions.