- Raspberry Pi board (any model or revision). This project has modest requirements and is a great use for older “hand-me-down” Pi boards!
- Adafruit LCD+Keypad Kit for Raspberry Pi. There are a few different versions of this, depending on the “look” you’re after: RGB Positive backlight, RGB Negative, and the more affordable Blue & White. All versions of this kit require some assembly and soldering.
- A 2GB or larger microSD card (older Pi models use full-size SD, or use an adapter).
- A power supply compatible with the USB MicroB connector on the Raspberry Pi; some mobile phone chargers will work, or we offer a suitable USB “wall wart” adapter.
- Headphones or amplified speakers (or connect to your living room A/V setup).
- A free account with the Pandora streaming music service.
Any model of Raspberry Pi prior to the Pi 3 or Pi Zero W also requires:
- A USB WiFi adapter compatible with the Raspberry Pi. Many Pi models also come with wired Ethernet, but that’s less convenient.
- Any Raspberry Pi case with an open top (the Pibow and Pi Shell cases aren’t suitable — we need full access to the top of the board).
The following are required for assembly and configuration, but do not need to remain permanently attached:
- Monitor (HDMI or composite)
- USB keyboard
- Possibly a powered USB hub
- Soldering iron and solder (for assembling the LCD keypad kit)