So I got the the B version of the Pi and the compatible Wolfson Dac board.
I also have a 12V 7” TFT that I’ll plug to the analogue video out because I
didn’t find any hdmi TFT around my area. Besides that I have a shitty
keyboard and a mouse for my laptop that I might change for something
smaller on the long run.
For power supplies I bought a second hand 5V 1.5A Sony PSP one for the
raspberry (will solder a new jack) and a 12V 2A one for the TFT (It was
originally made for cars)
For OS I’ll use Noobs and try stuff, the thing that works better with the
DAC will be my main choice. I don’t need a pretty GUI, I just need a GUI to
chose songs and a decent player for Flac files.
I also a decent HDD support.
The box will be the same model I used to built my headphone amp, so I’ll
have to extend those A/V output/inputs to the back plate via cables. the
USB/LAN ports will be facing the back for easy access. I need to think
about the access to the SD card but I think I’ll just cut a hole on the
bottom of the box for easy access.
I’ll use a dual switch to power the boards and the TFT but no PSU will be
inside the box.
I should actually shield the boards and I have the materials to do it but
first I want to test the setup.
If the thing actually boots OK and the DAC runs fine I’ll think about those
little details, if people put raspberry Pi inside Lego boxes why should I
worry about shielding.
I should make a power supply for the raspberry…but first I want to see if
noise goes to the outputs of the DAC…Fingers crossed because I don’t want
to spend any more money.
I do have a little problem because I only have two USB ports, so I need one
for the HDD and one for at least a mouse, keyboard will be only used for
setup I hope.
Setup will be something like, run audio player on boot (If the OS lets me
do it) and mount HDD.
Thats about it…I hope….sometimes I hope too much..