This steampunk Ætherplayer is based on an idea by, and in the style of, my colleague Horatius Steam.
The way it works and the sound quality created by his invention convinced me that I had build my own.
Unfortunately, the possibilities for implementation of 360 degree speakers were limited and very much dictate the design. Nevertheless, I was able to change the look in a different way by the use of floating cones! This steampunk Ætherplayer is for use on any computer, tablet and smartphone. Internally it operates on a Raspberry Pi B+ and the amplifier from a USB speaker set. The system software is Volumio. A 2800mAh battery pack provides tuneful sound for 6-8 hours. A must in every office or on every factory floor!
Raspberry Pi 2
Active USB speaker