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      Pimoroni Pirate Radio - Pi Zero W Project Kit

      Pimoroni Pirate Radio - Pi Zero W Project Kit

      SKU 114991407
      8 Available



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

      This kit has everything* you'll need, including a Pi Zero W, our 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 our assembly guide for details).

      Pirate Radio uses our 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 we use 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.

      We've put together three different software projects for your Pirate Radio: an internet radio, a Spotify streaming box, or an AirPlay speaker.


      •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

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

      Technical Details

      Dimensions145mm x 90mm x 40mm
      WeightG.W 290g    

      Part List

      Clear frosted front layer1
      Blue middle layer with slatted speaker grille1
      Blue back layer with circular speaker hole1
      Blue leg retainers2
      Blue legs with rubber feet attached (or clear legs in the original radio)2
      M3 white nylon bolts and nuts8
      M2.5 white nylon bolts and nuts4
      M2.5 spacers4
      Pi Zero W1
      pHAT BEAT DAC and stereo amp. with VU meter and six buttons1
      Male and female 2x20 pin headers1
      Single 5W 4Ω speaker1
      50cm USB A to micro-B cable1
      USB A (female) to micro B (male) adaptor1
      Mini to full-size HDMI adaptor1
      Sticker sheet (personalise your Pirate Radio!)1
      Comes in a reusable kit box1


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