Remember those cereal commercials that would always say, “part of a complete breakfast”? Well the Pi Zero’s a lot like that bowl of cereal – while it’s great on its own, you need a lot of accessories to make it a complete meal.
The Pi Zero Stereo Bonnet Pack sets you up with the Pi Zero, and our I2S 3W Stereo Speaker Bonnet. That bonnet uses digital sound standard I2S right on the 2×20 pin GPIO header, providing 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. We even include speakers that you can plug right in! Once you’ve set up your Pi Zero, run our installer script, reboot and you’re ready to jam!
Don’t forget to make sure you have a good strong 5V power supply – especially if you’re using the 3W 4 ohm speakers at full blast! Our 2.4A power plug is recommended and not included. You’ll also need a microSD card with NooBs or other Raspberry Pi operating system software, also not included.
Some light through-hole soldering is required to attach the headers onto the Pi Zero and Bonnet. A soldering iron and solder is required to perform this task.
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.