Build your own networked radio with the Pirate Radio Kit!
Updated version! The kit now includes a Raspberry Pi Zero WH, and the audio board now includes a pre-soldered header. No soldering required!
This kit includes everything you need* including a Pi Zero WH , audio board with VU meter LED, I2S DAC and stereo amplifier, 5W speakers and a nice vintage acrylic case to make it look business-like. It takes about 30 minutes to assemble (check out our assembly guide for details).
- Raspberry Pi Zero WH
- Audio board with I2S DAC, stereo amplifier. VU meter and six buttons
- Single 5W 4Ω speaker
- Blue acrylic case**
- 50cm USB A to micro-B cable
- USB A (female) to micro B (male) adapter
- Mini to Full Size HDMI Adapter
- Stickers (to personalize your pirate radio!)
- Comes in a reusable tool box
* Just add your own micro-SD card
** We have recently tweaked the design of the back layer and legs and updated the build guide with additional instructions for these new parts.
The kit takes advantage of the built-in wireless LAN and Bluetooth on the Pi Zero WH, which means no need for a USB Wi-Fi dongle.
- Dual I2S DAC/Amplifier (MAX98357A)
- 3W per channel
- 2 push-in speaker terminals
- DIP switch selects mixed mono or stereo mode
- 16 RGB LED pixels (APA102), 2 rows of 8
- 6 edge mounted buttons
- Software installer and ALSA VU meter plugin
- 5W 4Ω speaker with pre-soldered wires
- 3-layer blue acrylic shell
- Pi Zero W with single-core CPU and built-in wireless LAN and Bluetooth
- adapter kit
- 50cm USB A to micro-B cable (to power your Pi from an existing charger or computer)
- Pre-soldered head
- Python library
Our nifty one-wire installer will configure your pHAT BEAT and install our ALSA VU meter plugin which uses the RGB LEDs on the pHAT BEAT to display sound levels.
We've also incorporated a Python library that allows you to control the LEDs independently if you want, and program the buttons to do whatever you want.