I am thinking about buying the Pi Zero kit here.

Would it work with a UE Boom 2? It has a 3.5mm jack plug and bluetooth connectivity.


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You could use the bluetooth function like this:

  • Get a Micro USB to USB adapter and a USB BlueTooth adapter (here and here);
  • Connect the adapter the the Pi's Micro USB port (the one labeled USB, not PWR) and the dongle to the USB port on the adapter;
  • Update Raspbian with `sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade` as the newest version contains a BlueTooth connection utility.

Or, if you wanted to use the audio jack, you could route the audio out through the GPIO and connect it to a jack plug to bare ends wire (like this). You would hook up the audio jack's right channel to GPIO12 and it's left channel to GPIO13, and it's ground to any of the Pi's Gnd pins. You then run pigs m 12 0 && pigs m 13 0 (Full instructions are here, and the pinout of the header on the audio jack cable is on the website).

  • The pHAT DAC appears to have an RCA audio connector (right/left jacks) already, so all you would need is an appropriate cable (RCA -> 3.5mm, male-to-male).
    – goldilocks
    Jan 31, 2017 at 14:13

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