Morse Radio

Morse Radio

This is part of a prototype system for communicating over radio using Morse code. An iPhone connected to a short range FM transmitter broadcasts Morse code, while an iPod Touch connected to a transistor radio receives and decodes the message.
Radio is a very resilient form of communication. In the event that more modern communication infrastructures (The web, phone cell’s etc) collapse, simple devices could communicate via radio, creating short-to-medium range communication networks. Because Morse code transmits individual characters, it may be possible to use these radio-networked devices to send more complex data, such as images and video, using ASCII - a character encoding scheme for information exchange based on the English alphabet.

Materials:
- iPhone
- iPod Touch
- iTrip (FM transmitter)
- Transistor Radio
- Custom iPhone audio line-in adaptor circuit