The ultimate hackable headphone amp for your desk! Build your own home-brew iPod Nano with the PiMoroni Pirate Audio Headphone Amp! It's an all-in-one solution, with gorgeous album art display, track info, and playback controls, for playing your local audio files (MP3, FLAC, etc) or streaming music from Spotify. The DAC and headphone amp give you crisp digital amplified audio through your wired headphones.
The PiMoroni Pirate Audio Headphone Amp for Raspberry Pi has an I2S DAC, headphone amplifier, high-res display, and playback control buttons. The PiMoroni Pirate Audio Headphone Amp for Raspberry Pi is compatible with a 40-pin header Raspberry Pi models.
Pirate Audio is a range of all-in-one audio boards for Raspberry Pi, with high-quality digital audio, beautifully-crisp IPS displays for album art, tactile buttons for playback control, and our custom Pirate Audio software and installer to make setting it all up a breeze.
If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.
Skill Level: Competent - The toolchain for programming is a bit more complex and will examples may not be explicitly provided for you. You will be required to have a fundamental knowledge of programming and be required to provide your own code. You may need to modify existing libraries or code to work with your specific hardware. Sensor and hardware interfaces will be SPI or I2C.
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If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.
Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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It should really be noted that this device cannot pick music/files/streaming/etc from the buttons and requires a separate device to choose music via the Pirate Audio's web interface, very disappointing. When the device boots you simply get a message to log into web interface and make a selection, then once that has been done your only option via the A, B, X and Y buttons are to control volume and Pause/Restart playback.