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I have an old, broken alarm clock (speaker burned out) that I'm trying to make into a smart version. Can I use something like an Arduino or Raspberry Pi for this? What screen should I use?

I would like to have it controllable with an RGB LCD + buttons. I can write a web control panel to display things and play music. My concern is actually putting together the physical thing.

My alarm clock is GPX C303B.

People are asking for specific requirements. I would like the alarm clock to respond to buttons such as snooze and radio on/off, to be able to play a stream from Google Play Music, to display the time in large numbers, and also display alarms and the name of the current song playing.

The screen should be the same size as the original screen, which is 1.2 inches tall and [unknown, will measure] inches wide.

Pairing my phone over Bluetooth would also be acceptable to play music. I don't even need a web interface to set alarms. I'd be comfortable ssh'ing into it and setting cronjobs for alarms. I just want to display the time and alarms on screen, and if possible the playing song. Something like the Raspberry Pi Zero would suit me.

Edit: I have put in an Orange Pi Zero I have, along with a cannibalized speaker (that just happened to fit perfectly) and the electronics that were previously in the alarm clock. The Pi plays music via Mopidy and cronjobs.

closed as too broad by Sean Houlihane, Aurora0001, Bence Kaulics, Helmar, bravokeyl Jan 6 '17 at 17:28

Please edit the question to limit it to a specific problem with enough detail to identify an adequate answer. Avoid asking multiple distinct questions at once. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

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    In addition to this question being too general, I don't see that it is necessariy asking about anything which relates to connectivity. Feel free to expand on the question with more detail, since specific questions about design probably are on topic. – Sean Houlihane Jan 6 '17 at 17:02
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    It's a very interesting question, can you please edit the question to narrow it down(check comments made by @Aurora0001 and Bence Kaulics). – bravokeyl Jan 6 '17 at 17:35
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    This question can be re-opened once you edit the question by narrowing it down the scope and giving more details. – bravokeyl Jan 6 '17 at 17:35
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    Thanks for editing, but it's still quite a broad question at the minute, and would probably require a whole tutorial for an answer. You could easily ask this as multiple sub-questions that would be more narrow in scope, though, e.g. "Would an Arduino or Raspberry Pi be more suitable given the following constraints?" and "How can I determine which type of display unit would be appropriate for my problem?". I encourage you to ask questions like that, where we can give you a definitive answer more effectively. – Aurora0001 Feb 13 '17 at 16:52
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    Pick an RGB LCD you could use any of them. Then search for examples about how to interface it with a microcontroller (or Arduino or RPi or ESP8266). Once you have physical things to put together, we could actually help you putting physical things together. But before, there are just too many possibilities. – Bence Kaulics Feb 13 '17 at 16:58