So, I just got the Picade HAT and I’m just trying to get started with it but i’ve encountered a couple of stumbling blocks:
I’m having issues with Powering the Raspberry Pi through the HAT, After a re-reading the description a few times I realised that if providing power through the HAT, you should then use the Power Button feature of the HAT to turn the Pi on… So far so good… So i rigged a quick push button up on a breadboard, connected to a ground socket and the power input on the HAT aaaaaaannd…
Pressing the button quickly causes the Pi to power up for about a second before powering back off.
Holding the power button allows power to continue to the device, but it stops the moment I release it… which obviously isn’t good.
My other issue is probably more me than anything. I saw on the description and on the little video you lot released recently that the HAT has a 3W DAC on there… Great… .(I know it has to do with Audio, but not much else) From what I can see, the Bundled version comes with a pre-soldered speaker… Which i assume is just a speaker, with a pre-soldered wire from the positive and negative terminals… Great… Where do you actually plug the speaker in? -_-
Looking at the HAT itself, I thought that it must be the + and - terminals beside the suspicious ‘Speaker’ icon… but then remembered that the board has Volume Control inputs, and all the other Ground terminals are marked as such instead of with the ‘-’ icon… So… Where might I connect my speaker?
Thanks a lot, sorry for being so wordy and hope you can help :)
UPDATE: So thinking on, I think RogueM is absolutely right about the speaker and I was just being an idiot, so no need to worry about that. Ive quoted the text because I thought it would be more useful than outright deleting it and can’t see a strike through formatting option whilr editing on my phone.
However, the power button is still problematic, any ideas?