May 31, 2013 AT 1:00 am

Radio Pi Plate #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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Adafruit LCD Pi Plate Rocks!

The RGB 16×2 LCD+Keypad Pi Plate from Adafruit Industries makes a great addition to an Internet radio project. This little circuit board makes it easy to add an LCD display and numeric keypad to a Raspberry Pi.

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In this post, we update our original Raspberry Pi Internet Radio project using this cool Pi Plate. Our new radio shares many of the features of the original radio and adds: compact size; a color-changing LCD display; and more buttons for an improved user interface.

Full tutorial with source code here!


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