Hello everyone and may the music rock you. . . . .
I present you my « Cigar Box", which I just finished ( there are still some aesthetic finishes to be done).
- an old cigar box found at a flea market (in mahogany anyway. . . )
- a Raspberry Pi 3 model B
- a DAC Allo Boss
- a 220VAC to 7VDC 10A switching power supply
- an Audiophonics power manager
- a Seagate 2. 5" 1TB hard disk
- a 7" Raspberry Pi touch screen
- DIY connection cables
- a LED push button
- various extension connectors (USB, HDMI, microSD, RJ45)
- connector and power cable
-various DIY cables (RCA, USB C, MicroUSB, GPIO connections and 5V power supply)
- screws, nuts, spacers of all kinds
- patience, sweat and tears (I exaggerate a little).
Volumio of course V 2,657
Volspotconnect V 1. 7. 6 plugin (version 2 doesn’t work, I don’t know why)
Touch Display V 1. 0. 0 Plugin
Audiophonics ON/OFF Plugin V 1. 0. 3
Matchbox window manager
Disassembling the cigar box, cutting out for the various external connectors and the button. Replacement of the wooden base by a 2 mm thick steel plate which will act as a heat sink and support for the various elements. Cutting the cover for the screen I wanted to flush.
Drilling and fixing of the elements on the steel plate, according to thermal constraints, wiring and dimensions.
Fixing of extensions in the body of the box, wiring of devices, connectors and power supply.
Making a protective grid against little fingers full of jam, cat’s feet or elephant’s trunks. A steel honeycomb recovery mesh and the automotive door gasket for edge finishing will do the trick.
Software installation, configuration of Volumio, plugins and Matchbox.
Adaptation and fixing of the screen cover with the installation of a foot to hold and tilt the cover.
Connection of hifi devices, tests and listening.