Listen to the Future and the Past with the ChronoTune


Friends say that our warm, crackly 1950s valve radio sounds like listening through a time machine to stuff that happened in the past. Well, now a group of hackers have designed a radio for just that purpose. Rather than tuning into a frequency, the ChronoTune lets you tune into a particular year and listen to audio from that time. Sadly, it doesn’t actually work as a time machine, but is filled with mp3s taken from old news broadcasts and imagined events of the future. In a nice twist, if you tune to 2011, an FM receiver plays live radio.

See the ChronoTune in action and find out how it was made in this YouTube video.


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