Or way better documentation?
I have the Pirate Audio Speaker. And so far its been a very big disappointment and a lot of frustration.
I tried to use it in place of a Speaker Phat (discontinued item that is no longer available) in the itty bitty beat box. The instructions for the sound part of it are to add the following to your config.txt
Adding the first two entries will get you an option to select Hifiberry DAC as your audio source by right clicking the speaker icon in the tray. Do that and the speaker icon turns to a red X and you lose volume up down control.
Add the audio=off will do the same thing, red X and no volume control.
I did get sound though when running the drum.py example or the simple-piano.py example. Once I setup the custom bash script and launch it with cron, no sound at all. The LED’s light up when you touch a touch pad but no sound.
Tried twice from scratch, same deal.
Next I tried to set it up as a Pirate Radio, instead of the phat Beat. I did the above config.txt edits and launched the stock VLC by double clicking my palylist.m3u file. VLC launched and as near as i can tell it indicates its playing the first entry classic rock 109. But again, no sound at all? If I install Mopidy the screen works and the buttons appear to work, the volume up down moves the slider on the bar. Still no sound at all though?
If I run the Pimoroni custom VLC-Radio installer for the Pirate Radio it installs a bunch of stuff I don’t need or want. The pHat Beat software and the PiVU for the LED display on the pHatBeat. It also breaks the button functions on the Pirate Audio and still no sound.
This has been the most frustrating bit of tech I have ever bought here. And I have bought a lot of stuff. And I am no stranger to making things do things that aren’t in the Learn section. But with this its been a total, “you can’t get there from here” experience.