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The ChronoTune is a concept design for a time-travelling radio.  Instead of tuning to the frequency, one tunes to a year and hears music, speeches, and other audio from that year.  Version 1 tunes from about 1850 to 2050.  If a version 2 is made, it will tune from the Big Bang to the Big Crunch.
 
The ChronoTune is a concept design for a time-travelling radio.  Instead of tuning to the frequency, one tunes to a year and hears music, speeches, and other audio from that year.  Version 1 tunes from about 1850 to 2050.  If a version 2 is made, it will tune from the Big Bang to the Big Crunch.
 
=Documentation=
 
=Documentation=
 
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The exterior design of the ChronoTune was based upon the Philco 70-series cathedral radio from the 1930s.  Eric laser cut lamination layers using the design patent drawings similar to patent [http://www.google.com/patents/about?id=CUVvAAAAEBAJ&dq=edward+combs+radio #D83957].
 
==Software==
 
==Software==
 
The code is here: https://github.com/emerrill/RBC-2011
 
The code is here: https://github.com/emerrill/RBC-2011
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The extension must be .mp3. Note the lower case M and P.
 
The extension must be .mp3. Note the lower case M and P.
 
The year must be 4 digits with optional - sign appended for years BCE.
 
The year must be 4 digits with optional - sign appended for years BCE.
 
 
  
 
=Resources=
 
=Resources=

Revision as of 21:26, 8 November 2011

Contents

Description

The ChronoTune is a concept design for a time-travelling radio. Instead of tuning to the frequency, one tunes to a year and hears music, speeches, and other audio from that year. Version 1 tunes from about 1850 to 2050. If a version 2 is made, it will tune from the Big Bang to the Big Crunch.

Documentation

The exterior design of the ChronoTune was based upon the Philco 70-series cathedral radio from the 1930s. Eric laser cut lamination layers using the design patent drawings similar to patent #D83957.

Software

The code is here: https://github.com/emerrill/RBC-2011

Media

i3 Detroit ChronoTune blog page

YouTube video of infomercial and behind the scenes

Lead project in Popular Mechanics

Naming Convention

Sound files must be named like so:

1917e00.mp3

The extension must be .mp3. Note the lower case M and P. The year must be 4 digits with optional - sign appended for years BCE.

Resources

TODO

Software

  • Make the date range exponential
  • Increase date precision for multiple files in a given year


Electrical

Chassis

  • Stain the body
  • Varnish the body

Media

  • Make a repository for sound files.