Music, Podcasts, Audiobooks, Webradio
The Phoniebox
How it works

The Phoniebox video guide:

A Weekend Project

»The easiest option with off the shelf hardware«, concludes the online magazine while presenting their version in this video. Read the full article here. All in German, true. If you have an English video to replace this with, contact us!

Step-by-Step Screencast by We love Tech (in German)

Full Video Tutorial

Phoniebox fits your family

Child's play to build and child's play to use

  • Childishly

    simple to use...

    Simply swipe the RFID card, fob or sticker to trigger the audio fun.

  • ... child's play

    to build.

    Quickly assembled from plug'n'play components, no soldering iron needed. The software and instructions are for free on the web.

  • Manage via

    phone or PC

    The Phoniebox is accessible over WiFi from your phone, tablet or PC. This is how you add audio files, streams and register new cards.

  • CDs? Tapes? MP3! OGG!

    Podcasts, webradio, spotify and more

    The Phoniebox plays (almost) everything. Some smarty pants even got Spotify working.

digitise old tapes

You never build alone

Free software, community and Raspberry Pi


Many Phoniebox enthusiasts are helpful and online, as in this German forum or in English at the feature and bug reporting.

Raspberry Pi

The small and affordable Raspberry Pi is at the heart of the Phoniebox. Any Pi will do, so you can save money and the planet by getting a used one.

Free Software

The software of the Phoneibox is open source and freely available on the web. The same page also features a detailed installation guide.


Every Phoniebox is an original.


Short introduction and manual

Fire Engine

So so hot!


Upcycling into a Phoniebox