Pirate Radio - Pi Zero W Project Kit

Pirate Radio - Pi Zero W Project Kit

CHF46.38

Build your very own Internet-connected Radio, Spotify streaming and Airplay connection with the 2x3W Pirate Radio Kit!

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This kit has everything* you'll need, including a Pi Zero W, the flash new pHAT BEAT DAC and stereo amp, a 5W speaker, and a beautifully retro acrylic enclosure to make it look the business. It'll take you around 30 minutes to assemble everything** (check out the assembly guide for details).

Kit contents*

  • Pi Zero W
  • pHAT BEAT DAC and stereo amp. with VU meter and six buttons
  • Male and female 2x20 pin headers
  • Single 5W 4Ω speaker
  • Blue acrylic enclosure
  • 50cm USB A to micro-B cable
  • USB A (female) to micro B (male) adaptor
  • Mini to full-size HDMI adaptor
  • Sticker sheet (personalise your Pirate Radio!)
  • Comes in a reusable kit box

*Just add your own micro-SD card

**Note that this is a soldering project, although you could use one of no-solder hammer headers!

Pirate Radio uses the new Pimoroni pHAT BEAT DAC and stereo amp. to drive the single speaker (left and right channels are mixed when you flip the DIP switch on the underside to mono mode). pHAT BEAT uses the same I2S mono DAC and amplifier that Pimoroni uses on Speaker pHAT and Picade HAT and... adds a second one for stereo goodness! The two rows of 8 APA102 RGB LEDs make the perfect VU meter, and there are 6 buttons along the edges to control your audio.

This kit takes advantage of the built-in wireless LAN and Bluetooth on the Pi Zero W, meaning that there's no longer any need for a USB Wi-Fi dongle.

There are three different software projects for your Pirate Radio: an Internet Radio, a Spotify streaming box, or an AirPlay speaker.

Features

  • Dual I2S DAC/amplifiers (MAX98357A)
  • 3W per channel
  • 2x push fit speaker terminals
  • DIP switch to select blended mono or stereo modes
  • 16 RGB LED pixels (APA102) in 2 rows of 8
  • 6 edge-mounted push buttons
  • Software installer and ALSA VU meter plugin
  • 5W 4Ω speaker with pre-soldered wires
  • 3-layer blue acrylic enclosure
  • Pi Zero W with single core CPU and built-in wireless LAN and Bluetooth
  • Adaptor kit 50cm USB A to micro-B cable (power your Pi from an existing charger or computer)
  • Python library
  • Female and male headers require soldering
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