The DIY Radio is designed to be produced and sold as a flat-pack unit, consisting of three parts. An electronics module, the main body, and a cover. All of these components are designed to fit neatly together, using Velcro to attach the cover, which holds the structure together. The DIY Radio is an extremely cheap unit for use in developing countries. Because it is made of card, the tooling costs involved in the manufacturing are very low. Secondly, it comes as a flat pack unit, meaning storage and transportation cost per unit as extremely low compared to regular radio’s. The radio features two simple dials, to avoid clutter. The user could even mark their favourite stations around the dial. Over all, this contributes to a stylish, yet extremely cheap radio that is battery powered a perfect for users in developing countries who want to be entertained.
You will also see my exploded diagram which shows all the individual components of this radio.
-1 sheet of high quality A3 card (red)
-1 sheet of high quality A3 card (grey)
-2 1 cm sticks of 12mm dowel
-2 12 mm diameter dials
-1 Sony ICF-S22 radio
-2 12mm strips of Velcro
-1 6mm x 6mm square of Velcro
-1 AA battery case
-Scissors/ Craft knife. Or a laser cutter if you have access to one
-Micro Screw Driver