Raspberry Pi enthusiasts looking for a project to keep them busy this coming weekend may be interested in a new DIY audio DAC HAT which has been created specifically for the Raspberry Pi range of mini PCs.
Check out the demonstration video below to learn more about the Raspberry Pi DIY audio DAC HAT which is equipped with a headphone jack and 3W speaker.
Commercially available pHAT DAC costs about $12 and adds just a headphone jack to your Pi Zero. On the other hand, the $14 Adafruit Speaker bonnet provides, two 3W audio channels for the loss of the headphone jack. The DIY HAT shown below strikes a balance between both the commercial HATS, by providing both the headphone output, as well as speaker outputs. Whats more interesting is the cost of implementation of the DAC, which is about $6 or $7.
For full instructions and wiring diagram on how to create your very own Audio DAC Hat for Pi with Headphone Jack and 3W Speaker Out jump over to the hackster.io website by following the link below. If you enjoy building Pi projects you might be interested in our comprehensive list of Raspberry Pi displays, HATS and small screens.