PIrate Radio with pi-hole


#1

Hi I was thinking of buying the pirate radio kit but was wondering if its also able to run 24/7 as a pi-hole dns server as well? Does the power button completely shut it down? Thanks!


#2
  1. I see no reason that it wouldn’t work as a Pi-Hole server alongside at least the internet radio and Airplay setups we have, although I’ve not tested it. The Mopidy/Spotify/Iris one may be more likely not to work, but there’s every chance it might.

  2. The clean shutdown via the power button relies on our clean-shutdown one-line-installer having been run and installed, so it’s unlike our OnOff SHIM and Picade HAT, where the power is routed through the SHIM/HAT and then cut completely. However, it will completely shutdown your Pi, although it will still draw a small amount of power.

Hope that helps.


#3

Thanks, but is there a way to configure the power button to turn on/off the radio but not shut the pi down? (seeing as it will also be running pi-hole)


#4

Pressing the play/pause button will come close to that. It will stop the stream, turn off the VU and stop the music from playing.


#5

I’m already doing this, using Airplay and Mopidy. Stopping the airplay device, or pressing stop on the mopidy interface are all you need to do.


#6

Great, thanks all and I think I will go for it


#7

I purchased one tonight, I’ll let you know how it goes!


#8

Hi all, all installed and working great. I installed VLC and Mopidy but how do I go about preventing VLC from autostarting on a reboot? (Sorry I know enough about Raspbian to get things going but not sure on stuff like this) Thanks