MSG Cyberdeck - Add-On: Pirate Audio

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pimoroni pirate audio mounted on a pi zero
 

This is the first add-on I put together for the expansion bay on the msg. It is just a pirate audio from Pimoroni mounted on a raspberry pi zero. Note that as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

 

Parts

Pirate Audio Line-out HAT  - all in one music player made for the Raspeberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Zero - the brains

Pi Zero USB Stem - Makes it easier to plug the pi zero into any USB port

screws - m2.5 I used 5 and 6mm

standoffs - you actually want M2.5 8mm, but I only had 6mm, so I used 2mm nuts to make it work

 

 

Assembly

There is a bit of soldering for the stem, but other than that it is fairly trivial.

 

Set Up

I used this guide which basically installs mopidy on the Pi Zero. I have mixed feelings about it, it has a web browser manager for the music, but I would rather control the thing without needing an extra computer. Do let me know if you get a pirate audio working without mopidy, I'd love to give it a go.

 

And you are good to go!