Vintage radios are irresistible. When you hear one spewing static, your natural response is to turn the dial and try to tune in a station. The anticipation! What will you hear? With this Haunted Radio project, you can decide for your guests or escape room attendees exactly what they'll hear, and you can even choose the frequency.

There isn't any pirate radio station involved here, either. Instead, the secret is a Feather microcontroller reading the dial position with a magnet sensor, and an attached Music Maker FeatherWing with amplifier to play back your pre-recorded message over the radio's speaker.

Parts & Materials

Here's what you'll need to make your Haunted Radio:


  • Soldering iron and solder
  • Wire cutters
  • Wire strippers
  • Pliers
  • Hot glue gun or tape

Let's take a look at how to prepare your vintage radio to be Haunted!

This guide was first published on Jun 16, 2017. It was last updated on Jun 16, 2017.

This page (Overview) was last updated on Jun 13, 2017.

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