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Pimoroni Speaker pHAT for Raspberry Pi Zero

SKU: PIM254

$19.95 AUD, inc GST
$18.14 AUD, exc GST
Pimoroni Speaker pHAT for Raspberry Pi Zero
19.95 AUD

SKU: PIM254

$19.95 AUD, inc GST
$18.14 AUD, exc GST
5 reviews 0 5 5

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The Pimoroni Speaker pHAT crams an I2S DAC and mono amplifier, a tiny 8Ω 2W speaker, and a 10 LED bar graph all onto one teeny little pHAT. It's the neatest way to add audio to your Pi project, and its beautiful artwork evokes an 80s boombox!

Pimoroni isn't claiming audiophile sound quality, but it's perfect for fun little projects where you want to add sound output – speech, notification sounds, or light music, for example.

Why not combine it with a little USB microphone to make a tiny voice-activated assistant in the style of Amazon's Echo? Or set up a simple Flask API and send audio notifications to it from IFTTT with a simple HTTP request.

It comes as a kit, so you'll have to solder on the female 40 pin header, and screw and solder the speaker on. Check out Pimoroni's assembly guide for more details.

Features:

  • I2S audio DAC with 3W mono amplifier (MAX98357A)
  • Default output of 0.45W/26.5dB
  • 8Ω 2W Mylar speaker
  • Routed holes to channel sound
  • 10 bright white bar graph LEDs
  • SN3218 LED driver chip
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2, B+, A+, and Zero
  • Female header and speaker require soldering (includes a piece of bare wire to solder the speaker)

Kit includes:

  • Speaker pHAT
  • 8Ω 2W Mylar speaker
  • 2x20 pin female header
  • 5cm 24AWG bare wire
  • 4x M2x8 black nylon bolts
  • 8x M2 black nylon nuts

Note: Pi Zero not included!

Technical Details

Assembled Dimensions: 65.2mm x 30mm x 11.4mm / 2.6" x 1.2" x 0.45"

Assembled Weight: 15.4g / 0.55oz

Check out Pimoroni's Speaker pHAT GitHub repo!

Notes

  • The DAC sums the two audio channels to mono, rather than just outputting one channel or the other, meaning that you get both channels of audio out of the single speaker
  • The dimensions of an assembled Speaker pHAT are (height does not include the female header): H 10mm x L 65mm x B 30mm. The speaker itself measures: H 6mm x L 40mm x 20mm.
  • Speaker pHAT won't fit on top of a Pibow Coupé or Pibow Zero due to the height of the speaker.
  • It's important that you use four of the included eight nuts as spacers to space the speaker slightly away from the PCB. Not doing this, and having the speaker cone touching the PCB, can result in sound degradation and even damage to the speaker.

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 Amos verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Okay. For this little beggar I had to brush off my soldering skills. It has been many years, but with a little patience I managed to get the headers soldered onto my Pi Zero and the Speaker pHat. Once done, the software setup was trivial and I had a nice little (if somewhat tinny sounding) speaker on top of my Pi Zero. I installed the Shairport software so I can stream my iTunes music to wherever I have my Pi Zero. (Posted on 12/05/2018)

  2. Review by Angelo verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Very poor - extremely low level. Can hardly hear it at all (Posted on 30/03/2018)

  3. Review by Eric verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Such a fun and cool project build. Audio quality is underwhelming but hey, the speaker is smaller than your thumb. It's all about the cool factor. I love mine. (Posted on 18/01/2018)

  4. Review by Eric verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Such a fun and cool project build. Audio quality is underwhelming but hey, the speaker is smaller than your thumb. It's all about the cool factor. I love mine. (Posted on 18/01/2018)

  5. Review by Andrew verified purchaser
    Rating
    100

    Great communication and speedy delivery. It's an easy choice to use the team at Core Electronics again and again. (Posted on 6/07/2017)

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