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Pimoroni Pirate Radio - Pi Zero W Project Kit

$60.00
  • Pimoroni Pirate Radio - Pi Zero W Project Kit
  • Pimoroni Pirate Radio - Pi Zero W Project Kit
  • Pimoroni Pirate Radio - Pi Zero W Project Kit
  • Pimoroni Pirate Radio - Pi Zero W Project Kit

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Pimoroni Pirate Radio - Pi Zero W Project Kit

$60.00

Build your very own internet-connected radio with the Pirate Radio Kit!

This kit has everything* you'll need, including a Pi Zero W, new pHAT BEAT DAC and stereo amp, a 5W speaker, and a beautifully retro acrylic enclosure. 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



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


Software
Pimoroni provides a nifty one-line installer will get your pHAT BEAT configured and install our VU meter plugin for ALSA that uses the RGB LEDs on pHAT BEAT to display sound levels.

There is a Python library to allow you to control the LEDs independently, if you wish, and to program the buttons to do whatever you wish.

 

Assembly tutorial

  • How to assemble your Pirate Radio kit


  • Notes

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

    micro-SD card not provided


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