DIY: Create your own radio station using an MP3 player

Oct. 21, 2016

Stop daydreaming and use your DIY skills to become the campus or neighborhood radio star you have always wanted to be.

Is your lifelong goal to become a famous radio personality? Do you constantly think "I could do that better" every time you listen to a cheesy DJ on the radio? Well stop daydreaming and use your DIY skills to become the campus or neighborhood radio star you have always wanted to be. All you need is a MP3 player with an FM transmitter.

According to Thom Leavy for Popular Science: "While tinkering with an FM transmitter for MP3 players, engineer Denise Lee realized she could boost its range to turn her music into a radio show. “This is the cheapest form of broadcast technology,” she says. Her build lets you share your NPR voice with neighbors, the college quad, or fellow campers—up to about 100 feet away."

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Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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