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Pimoroni Pirate Radio - Pi Zero W Project Kit

SKU: PIM261

$70.00 AUD, inc GST
$63.64 AUD, exc GST
Pimoroni Pirate Radio - Pi Zero W Project Kit
70 AUD

SKU: PIM261

$70.00 AUD, inc GST
$63.64 AUD, exc GST
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Build your very own internet-connected radio with Pimoroni's Pirate Radio Kit!

This kit has just-about-everything you'll need: Pimoroni's flashy new pHAT BEAT DAC and stereo amp, a 5W speaker, and a beautifully retro acrylic enclosure to make it look the business. It even includes a Pi Zero W. All you need is to  add your own micro-SD card and USB power supply. It'll take you around 30 minutes to assemble everything (check out Pimoroni's assembly guide for details).

Kit includes:

  • 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 (personalize your Pirate Radio!)
  • Comes in a reusable kit box

Pirate Radio uses the new 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 need for a USB Wi-Fi dongle.

Pimoroni has put together 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

Technical Details

Assembled size of Pirate Radio is 135x85x70mm (WxHxD).

Software

  • Pimoroni's nifty one-line installer will get your pHAT BEAT configured and install their VU meter plugin for ALSA that uses the RGB LEDs on pHAT BEAT to display sound levels.
  • They've also put together a Python library to allow you to control the LEDs independently, if you wish, and to program the buttons to do whatever you wish.
  • For product support, replacement parts and warranty for Pimoroni products visit the Pimoroni forum or contact Pimoroni directly.

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Product Comments


Customer Reviews

  1. Review by Marc verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    A fun kit, great to do with my 10yo. And a useful product at the end too. (Posted on 8/08/2017)

  2. Review by Andrew verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Great unit, loads of sound output.
    Simple to put together and follow instructions.
    Complete AirPlay or InternetRadio in one bundle except a battery
    Love it! (Posted on 8/08/2017)

  3. Review by Duncan verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    This is awesome - works well and simple to get going. It was bought as a give, but I find it really cool so may have trouble giving it away (Posted on 7/08/2017)

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