The Pirate Audio Speaker HAT by PIMORONI is perfect for making a Lilliputian radio, sound effect player, or even as a teeny-weeny games console! The built-in 1W speaker isn’t the loudest but it’s great fun for lots of projects. The display and playback buttons let you control your audio or sound effects in a jiffy. Use our Pirate Audio software (more info below) to play local audio files (MP3, FLAC, etc) or stream from services like Spotify.
PIMORONI Pirate Audio is a range of all-in-one audio boards for Raspberry Pi, with high-quality digital audio, beautifully-crisp IPS displays for album art, tactile buttons for playback control, and our custom Pirate Audio software and installer to make setting it all up a breeze.
- The DAC can be configured by adding
- There is a DAC enable pin—BCM 25— that must be driven high to enable the DAC. You can do this by adding
- The buttons are active low and connected to pins BCM 5, 6, 16, and 24.
- The display uses SPI, and you’ll need to enable SPI through the Raspberry Pi configuration menu.
- If you want to use these boards with a Pibow Coupé case (either for the Zero / Zero W or Pi 4), then you’ll need to use a booster header to raise it up a little.
- MAX98357A DAC / amplifier chip
- Mono audio
- Mini speaker (1W / 8Ω, attached)
- Push-fit speaker terminals
- 1.3″ IPS colour LCD (240x240px) (ST7789 driver)
- Four tactile buttons
- Mini HAT-format board
- Compatible with all 40-pin header Raspberry Pi models
1 x PIMORONI Pirate Audio Speaker for Raspberry Pi