Friday Product Post: Hatters Gonna Hat
Hello and welcome, one and all, to this Friday Product Post. We have a pretty big week for you guys, and we are excited to started showing off all the parts. This Friday we are pleased to bring you JustBoom’s three marvelous audio HATs for the Raspberry Pi, as well as eight different sewable LED ribbon options, perfect for adding a bit of flair to any article of clothing. Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
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The JustBoom Digi HAT is a high-resolution digital audio output add-on board for the Raspberry Pi. Simply stack the plug-and-play add-on board (HAT) onto your Raspberry Pi A+, B+, 2B or the new 3B, and it will be ready to use immediately. The JustBoom Digi HAT produces an unmodified, high-quality digital audio data stream for bit-perfect transmission to your hi-fi system.
Like its siblings above and below, the JustBoom Amp HAT is a high-quality audio amplifier designed specifically for the Raspberry Pi. Digital-to-analog conversion is also included with the Amp HAT, so no external sound cards or DACs are required. Featuring a Class-D power amplifier chip with built-in 192kHz/32-bit DAC, for a peak power output of 2 x 55 watts, the JustBoom Amp HAT outputs audio over two speaker cable connector blocks that accept anything up to 14 AWG cable and will provide crystal-clear audio to either 4 or 8 ohm passive speakers.
The last of the HATs is the JustBoom DAC HAT, a plug-and-play, high-resolution digital-to-analog converter featuring a 384kHz/32-bit DAC chip with hardware volume mixing as well as a 138mW headphone amplifier. Outputs are line level over RCA and headphone amplified over 3.5mm jack cable.
Of course you’ll need a good power supply for some of those HATs. The Global Power Supply is a 15V, 4.34A power device specifically designed to work with the JustBoom Amp HAT for the Raspberry Pi. Additionally, as this is a “global” power supply, each order includes plug adapters for the United States, United Kingdom, European Union and Australia.
Sewable LED Ribbon is quite possibly one of the easiest ways to incorporate simple illumination and color effects into your next e-textiles project! Each strand of this ribbon is a meter long with 50 small red LEDs. These LED ribbons are highly flexible, foldable, and can even make knots.
We also carry this same ribbon with only 25 LEDs at a lower price. Red isn’t the only color we carry, though!
That’s it, people! Plenty of new options for projects and experiments alike. As always, we can’t wait to see what you make with these parts! Shoot us a tweet @sparkfun, or let us know on Instagram or Facebook. We’d love to see what projects you’ve made!
Thanks for stopping by. We’ll see you next week with even more new products!