Make Your Own FM Radio

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In this project I will show you how to transform a TEA5767 and an Arduino Pro Mini into a functional and decent looking FM Radio through the help of a couple complementary parts. Let's get started!

Step 1: Watch the Videos!

The two video parts should give you an overview of what is necessary to build the radio. In the following steps I will present you more detailed information.

Step 2: Order Your Parts!

Here you can find a parts list for the electronics with example sellers for your convenience.

Amazon.com:

1x Arduino Pro Mini: http://amzn.to/1pgkpSJ

(Optional) FTDI breakout: http://amzn.to/1pgkxS6

1x TEA5767: http://amzn.to/222XF6s

1x MCP4151: http://amzn.to/1pgkBRX

1x TDA1905: http://amzn.to/1SzD9YE

or (Optional) 1x PAM8403: http://amzn.to/1pgkPIH

1x HD44780 16x2 LCD: http://amzn.to/1SzDmLh

1x MT3608: http://amzn.to/222Y4G9

1x TP4056: http://amzn.to/1pgl1YB

1x Micro USB breakout: http://amzn.to/1pgldqR

1x 18650 Li-Ion battery: http://amzn.to/1pglkTi

1x Slide Switch: http://amzn.to/1pglJFj

1x Rotary Encoder: http://amzn.to/1pglLgm

1x Speaker: http://amzn.to/1pglYQv

6x 10kΩ, 1x 3.3kΩ, 1x 100Ω, 1x 1Ω Resistor: http://amzn.to/1pgm2Ql

1x 10kΩ Potentiometer: http://amzn.to/1pgmspN

1x 100nF, 1x 220nF Capacitor: http://amzn.to/1pgmRZq

3x 1µF, 1x 2.2µF, 1x 10µF, 1x 220µF Capacitor: http://amzn.to/1pgmEFu

1x Retractable Antenna: http://amzn.to/1R70xqZ

2x 5mm RGB LED: http://amzn.to/1pgn7Yt

Perfboard with copper dots: http://amzn.to/1pgndz7

Ebay:

1x Arduino Pro Mini: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

(Optional) FTDI breakout: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x TEA5767: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x MCP4151: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x TDA1905: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

or (Optional) 1x PAM8403: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x HD44780 16x2 LCD: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x MT3608: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x TP4056: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x Micro USB breakout: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x 18650 Li-Ion battery: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x Slide Switch:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x Rotary Encoder: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x Speaker:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?..

6x 10kΩ, 1x 3.3kΩ, 1x 100Ω, 1x 1Ω Resistor:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x 10kΩ Potentiometer: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x 100nF, 1x 220nF Capacitor:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

3x 1µF, 1x 2.2µF, 1x 10µF, 1x 220µF Capacitor:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

1x Retractable Antenna: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

2x 5mm RGB LED:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

Perfboard with copper dots: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

Aliexpress:
1x Arduino Pro Mini: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/iIyR3R3Fa

(Optional) FTDI breakout: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/RrR7qzrR7

1x TEA5767: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/auNnYjm2b

1x MCP4151: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/3rfqn2vfi

1x TDA1905:http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/6uNzR3jii

or (Optional) 1x PAM8403: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/v7UfeEIEI

1x HD44780 16x2 LCD: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/m6UNFyBIe

1x MT3608: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/N7eemQNfA

1x TP4056: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bYFYV7imu

1x Micro USB breakout: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/mAqjAqfQJ

1x 18650 Li-Ion battery: -

1x Slide Switch: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bEMRz7Y7Q

1x Rotary Encoder: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/z33RvJEQB

1x Speaker: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/yfIEamQvn

6x 10kΩ, 1x 3.3kΩ, 1x 100Ω, 1x 1Ω Resistor: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/NrjaM7qfQ

1x 10kΩ Potentiometer: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/Rj2V7E6YZ

1x 100nF, 1x 220nF Capacitor: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/funiea6EU

3x 1µF, 1x 2.2µF, 1x 10µF, 1x 220µF Capacitor: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/AEaMjEeQF

1x Retractable Antenna: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/MV3JqvFEQ

2x 5mm RGB LED: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/BmeYrBiYv

Perfboard with copper dots: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/7mi2rbe6A

Amazon.de

1x Arduino Pro Mini: http://amzn.to/1HwhJ8d

(Optional) FTDI breakout: http://amzn.to/1JbxEah

1x TEA5767: http://amzn.to/1U4FTOC

1x MCP4151: http://amzn.to/1TNHlp7

1x TDA1905: -

or (Optional) 1x PAM8403: http://amzn.to/1TNHzwq

1x HD44780 16x2 LCD: http://amzn.to/1TNHCbQ

1x MT3608: http://amzn.to/1U4G2l9

1x TP4056: http://amzn.to/1NnD3hB

1x Micro USB breakout: http://amzn.to/1PNqUYL

1x 18650 Li-Ion battery: http://amzn.to/1U4G3FW

1x Slide Switch: http://amzn.to/1U4G7p1

1x Rotary Encoder: http://amzn.to/1YAoEEp

1x Speaker: http://amzn.to/1U4G5h5

6x 10kΩ, 1x 3.3kΩ, 1x 100Ω, 1x 1Ω Resistor: http://amzn.to/1E9uEhN

1x 10kΩ Potentiometer: http://amzn.to/1YAqrJC

1x 100nF, 1x 220nF Capacitor: -

3x 1µF, 1x 2.2µF, 1x 10µF, 1x 220µF Capacitor: http://amzn.to/1YAqEfK

1x Retractable Antenna: http://amzn.to/1U4GEHF

2x 5mm RGB LED: http://amzn.to/1U4GEYf

Perfboard with copper dots: http://amzn.to/1YAqPI8

Step 3: Create the Circuit!

Use the given schematic to create the circuit. It is always a good idea to wire up the components on a breadboard before moving the circuit over to a perfboard.

Step 4: Upload the Code!

Here you can find the Arduino Code you need to upload before the radio can function properly.

Step 5: Build Your Case!

Here you can find the vector graphics I made for my own case. Feel free to use them to mill your own one or print them out and use them as a template. After your case is complete it is time to mount all your other external components and main perfboard inside it.

Step 6: Success!

You did it. You just built your own FM Radio!


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http://www.youtube.com/user/greatscottlab

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82 Discussions

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Matthew37EDA

Question 8 days ago on Introduction

Would the circuit work on 5 volts and if so how much current would it draw?

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edadams

2 years ago

Got it mostly working, but for some reason it is constantly switching between modes (freq and volume)... I've tried different Arduinos and various hardware debounce techniques. Any ideas?

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edadamsedadams

Reply 2 years ago

Got it figured out... oddly enough it was the way I was powering my arduino. When powered via wall-wart or usb it caused a jumpy mode switch. Powered by battery or my bench supply it's smooth as glass.

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Piluscaedadams

Reply 5 weeks ago

Put the rotary SW pin between 10k rezistor & 100nF and GND pin of rotary switch to GND and everything with works “like a charm” !

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JohnS61edadams

Reply 1 year ago

I'm having the same issue. I did try and power it from the wall and also from a battery, but it still switches. Any advice? :(

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lestat6666

5 weeks ago

Can you please share the Eagle-Schematic ?

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sanwer solanki

2 years ago

we are making this fm radio project using arduino pro mini .we need the pcb layout of the circuit to complete our project .please provide us the pcb layout

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PaundraT

1 year ago

Can you make a circuit WITHOUT the amplifier?

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callumw18PaundraT

Reply 2 months ago

Without the amp it will work but noooo... Sound

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Delta4Phoenix

Question 3 months ago on Step 3

Die Auflösung des Schaltplans ist zu niedrig. Kannst du den Schaltplan bitte in höherer Auflösung nochmal hochladen?

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obulut2

Question 5 months ago

Schema isn't clear could you upload it again please?

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obulut2

Question 5 months ago on Step 3

Merhaba, şema net değil.Yeniden yükler misiniz?

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TaranA3

8 months ago

i would like to see a build video on building a radio using 1 pcs TDA1905 5W Audio Amplifier with Muting IC New DIP ST, • Digital Potentiometer - 10K, Audio Jack 3.5mm, ELEGOO 17 Values 1% Resistor Kit Assortment, 0 Ohm-1M Ohm (Pack of 525),Ceramic Capacitor Assortment Kit - Set of 600 Small Assorted Capacitors from 100 nF to 10 uF in a Box - Non-Polarized Disc Capacitor Component Set from Plusivo, Electrolytic Capacitor Assorted Assortment Box Kit,500PCS,Pair 62.5cm 4 Section Telescopic Stainless Steel AM FM Radio Antenna, microtivity IL612 5mm Diffused RGB Controllable LED, Common Anode (Pack of 12),MicroSD card module for Arduino and a Breadboard - Mini and the audio jack is used for when you want to listen to the radio via speaker

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TaranA3

Question 9 months ago

and how do you hook up the

Digital Potentiometer? like what connect to what
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TaranA3

Question 9 months ago

how meny volts does the radio need to operate?

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TaranA3

Question 9 months ago

could i use avbestlife dc dc voltage converter power supply module
12v to 3.3v/5v/12v step down converter module as a power supply?

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팜기엔

Question 11 months ago on Step 3

what software do you use to creat schematic circuit

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팜기엔

Question 1 year ago on Step 3

what is connect to d2 and d3 of the arduino