I have successfully used a Pirate Audio 3 W Amplifier for one Project at our local Model Town. I would now like to use two more to improve the Audio on an existing Project but need access to half a dozen GPIO Pins to allow the Town’s Staff and Volunteers to control various functions (not just the playback).
I realise that I can use something like this Header Extender to provide access by stacking the Pirate Audio on top of some kind of breakout board. Searching this site I’ve only found dedicated Breakouts with additional functions such as sensors, LEDs etc, when all I want is a simple board that I can solder to the header and gain access to the pins to route to my external switches etc. To clarify; these Pirate Audio assemblies will be inside a protective case with the switches on the outside.
Any suggestions? I don’t want to have to solder wires directly to the header pins which is how the existing hardware does it. It works, but is quite messy to look at.