In your travels on Hackaday, you may have stumbled upon this project detailing the process of building a vacuum tube experience on a solderless breadboard. Since then, the project has expanded into something larger.
Taking the same approach, this Vacuum Tube Radio Kit allows people everywhere to experiment with this vintage technology. The kit includes a specialized power supply PCB that generates, 30V from a NiMH battery, removing some of the headache commonly associated with these tubes.
It also includes an on-board battery charger that you can connect to a USB cable to quickly recharge the NiMH battery. Some moderate soldering is required, but when you’re finished you’ll have a working radio that can actually receive stations.