I had a lot of good response from some bread board based projects in the past. so, here is a neat little AM transmitter I stumbled on Instructables.
It’s simple enough that you may already have most of the spare parts, yet detailed enough to allow you a little room for modification. I like building transmitters like these and sending audio to my old broadcast radios or even amateur receivers like my old Hallicrafters gear.
Want to really freak people out? Build one of these and hook it up to an MP3 player or portable CD Player (not like we have a massive use for these) and use it to stream old time radio. Tons of resources online. it just seems right to listen to classic radio on…… a classic radio. I have an old American Bosh console with great woodwork, classic styling and such. Hooked it up to my MP3 player and listened to the entire broadcast day of CBS on “D Day”. Really kewl! The Shadow hasn’t sounded this cool in quite some time.
Here is a link to the AM transmitter in the photo:
Here is a slightly different approach. Lets say you have found a great condition cabinet at a tag sale, but the parts inside are truly destroyed. I, don’t like modifying a restorable gem. But……. If you want, you could take an MP3 player, load it up with your favorite shows and have a great tabletop discussion piece. You can get MP3 players REALLy cheap even at a drug store for ten bucks or so and load quite a bit of audio.
Here is the link for the MP3 player in a classic radio project:
Don’t think I left you guys out with some neat radios from the 70′s and such. Especially those radios that came out around the time of the great Sci-fi flicks. Ohhhh, I wish I had one of those vintage Welltrons!!!!!!!!
Below is a neat FM transmitter project. I like this because it gives you a different dimension into the different modes and won’t cost a lot of money to truly learn a lot. This title is called “How to build the simplest FM transmitter”: