Hey Mr. DJ! Turn up that Raspberry Pi mix to the max with this cute 3W Stereo Amplifier Bonnet for Raspberry Pi. (It’s not big enough to be an official HAT, so we called it a bonnet, you see?) It’s the exact same size as a Raspberry Pi Zero but works with any and all Raspberry Pi computers with a 2×20 connector – A+, B+, Zero, Pi 2, Pi 3, etc. We’ve tested it out with Raspbian (the offical operating system) and Retropie.
This Bonnet uses I2S a digital sound standard, so you get really crisp audio. The digital data goes right into the amplifier so there’s no static like you hear from the headphone jack. And it’s super easy to get started. Just plug in any 4Ω to 8Ω speakers, up to 3 Watts, run our installer script on any Raspberry Pi, reboot and you’re ready to jam!
Each order comes as a fully tested PCB with a 2×20 header and 2x terminal blocks. Some light soldering is required to attach the header onto PCB so you can plug it into your Raspberry Pi. Once that’s done either plug one of our enclosed speaker sets right into the JST jack in the middle or you can solder the terminal blocks in and then connect any speaker you like like our 4Ω 3W or 8Ω 1W. Hey you can even use a surface transducer!
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.