Music gives happiness and energy to everyone
However, for some people, it can be difficult to switch the music on
With the help of Oradio drawings and software,
You can build a super Easy to Use Music Player
Share it and enjoy satisfaction money can't buy
Many modern audio systems become more and more difficult to operate. Some have a lot of small buttons. Some need the a app on smartphones.
Furthermore, the classic FM/AM radio’s become out of service as the broadcasting is stopped.
The Oradio concept is designed to operate straightforward, with an intuitive user interface. It is inspired by the radio’s of the fifties and sixties. Which have two dials, one for selecting the music you like and the other for the volume.
To make it also easy for low sighted people, it has large knobs and clear icons. Also, it can be operated only based upon tough and feel. Furthermore, for each operation, there is an audio message. Providing maximum feedback for each operation. Which increase trust and confidence to operate the Oradio Music player.
The design is modular. As a result, many elements can be changed to your wishes.
Size and shape
It is designed to fit in many circumstances
Building the Oradio
Step 1: Download the free building plans and software
Step 2: Collect the components and build the HW electronics
Step 3: Flash the SW image and install and configure SW. Check the system.
Step 4: Build the plywood enclosure and assemble the system.
And finally: Share it, bring the pleasure of Music to loved ones.
How it all began
A close relative started to get trouble to switch on the radio. She used the radio for years. However, due to getting older, it became more and more difficult to operate it.
When I heard this, I thought “Let’s buy an easier to use radio for her birthday”. After some searching, I could not find a proper one. So, I decided to build a Radio – Music Player by myself.
She was happy with the first prototype. It was just a wooden box, some electronics and software. More importantly, it is intuitive to operate.
I showed the prototype to friends. To my surprise, everyone has relatives which would like such a Music Player.
As an engineer, to make a product what is so helpful, gave me a lot of satisfaction.
That gave me the energy to develop a Oradio Music Player, which can be built by many other.
All this work is as a hobby project, so on non-profit base. The most important is, to bring the pleasure of music to as many people as possible.
Hope you will enjoy building and sharing the Oradio.
Let me know your questions, remarks and improvements.