Hobbyist revives the beloved Winamp player into a polished physical marvel

A hobbyist revived the iconic Winamp media player as 'Linamp', a physical device powered by Raspberry Pi 4B with modern features and retro aesthetics.

: A tech enthusiast named Rodmg has recreated Winamp as 'Linamp', a physical media player inspired by 1990s audio boxes. The device includes a Raspberry Pi 4B and a 7.9-inch touchscreen, along with other connectivity options. Future updates may include modern capabilities such as Bluetooth and Spotify streaming.

A hobbyist named Rodmg has revived the beloved Winamp music player from the late 1990s, creating a physical version called Linamp. This project brings the nostalgic features of Winamp into a tactile form, combining retro design with modern technology.

Linamp is powered by a Raspberry Pi 4B with a 32GB SD card, and it features a 7.9-inch touchscreen, a headphone jack, and several USB ports. The outer shell is made from 1mm aluminum machined by PCBWay, and the faceplate is 3D-printed, replicating Winamp’s default skin.

In addition to playing music from an SD card and CDs, Linamp supports digital codecs like MP3, MP4, and FLAC. Rodmg is also looking to add modern features like Bluetooth and Spotify streaming in the future, enhancing this nostalgic device with contemporary functionality.