April 03, 2014

Build an AirPlay-compatible speaker with Raspberry Pi

Every week we some a range of things that can be made with a Raspberry Pi, and one of those is a speaker which is compatible with the Apple AirPlay standard. This allows you to add AirPlay to your own sound system or make your own from scratch as Instructables member zwuckel has done. His example is fitted in to a neat speaker enclosure as shown below:

For the curious, AirPlay is an Apple standard that allows you to stream audio from your i-devices to various home entertainment products, and the integration in the Pi is provided by the Shairport package. And if you already have some powered speakers or existing hifi gear, you can simply connect an input the the audio socket on the Pi. 

To learn more, including the required hardware and software - visit the project Instructable pageAnd for more, we're on facebookGoogle+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you're looking for a more permanent way to mount circuitry to your Raspberry Pi, check out our PiBreak - the prototyping board for the Raspberry Pi. It provides labelled breakout pins for all GPIOs, a large prototyping area with solder pads, and power rails for easy power connection:

Furthermore the PiBreak also includes mounting hardware to firmly attach it to your Raspberry Pi using a nut, bolt, and spacer - and is compatible with all revisions of both model A and B Raspberry Pi computers. For more information about our new PiBreak board, our Getting Started guide, and to order - visit the product page

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