FM radio has been around for almost 90 years, sending sound invisibly through the airwaves to all kinds of applications. Scanning the stations for what you need is always an exciting prospect, and this ScoutMakes FM Radio Board is perfect if you want to do just that – offered in a small but perfectly formed unit.
It’s a great way to learn about FM radio – this I2C breakout board is designed for the RDA5807 FM radio chip made by RDA Microelectronics. The board is compatible with Arduino and CircuitPython programming languages – and there is example code and libraries to help you get off the ground. It has a host of integration features, which include an RDS (Radio Data System) to see what’s playing and where! Connect your FM wonder to headphones using the 3.5mm socket or hook it up to some speakers to play it loud.
The ScoutMakes FM Radio comes off the back of the success of their Radio Kit, which puts the whole radio in the palm of your hands. This dinky FM Radio Board is made by Tinkering Tech who are based in Massachusetts, USA. Check out their store for a variety of technology treats.