The radio was invented in 1906 by Guglielmo Marconi a 21 year old Italian inventor. This laboratory project involves building a very simple radio. The objective is to become familiar with the basic science and technology involved in radio broadcasting. This radio is very similar to the first radios developed by inventors like Marconi. The radio only picks up one station, and the sound coming out is very faint, but the radio has the interesting feature that it does not require any batteries.