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Speaker audio without losing access to the headphone jack

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:34 pm
by yoey
Hey guys, I want to add a speaker to my RPi 3, however, I still want access to the headphone jack, in case I want to use headphones. Is that possible? A single speaker would be enough to be honest.

Also are there any speakers that can be powered (not audio, only power) by the GPIO pins?

Re: Speaker audio without losing access to the headphone jack

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:18 pm
by fruitoftheloom
yoey wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:34 pm
Hey guys, I want to add a speaker to my RPi 3, however, I still want access to the headphone jack, in case I want to use headphones. Is that possible? A single speaker would be enough to be honest.

Also are there any speakers that can be powered (not audio, only power) by the GPIO pins?

Maybe a USB Sound Card would suffice ? something like this:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dynamode-USB-S ... B0010JP9CY

Re: Speaker audio without losing access to the headphone jack

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:38 pm
by hippy
yoey wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:34 pm
Hey guys, I want to add a speaker to my RPi 3, however, I still want access to the headphone jack, in case I want to use headphones. Is that possible?
The easiest solution may be to use a Y-splitter which can take the single on-board jack to two jack sockets.

Or you could solder wires to the on-board jack or the two test points and take those off to speakers.

Re: Speaker audio without losing access to the headphone jack

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:44 pm
by yoey
So I've found this: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-max ... p/overview. Is there something like this that also includes or gives me the option to add a headphone jack? Also my OS is Android Things, might be a necessary information...

Re: Speaker audio without losing access to the headphone jack

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:00 pm
by fruitoftheloom
yoey wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:44 pm
So I've found this: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-max ... p/overview. Is there something like this that also includes or gives me the option to add a headphone jack? Also my OS is Android Things, might be a necessary information...

Android Things state the Raspberry Pi is a development platform so you would have to seek the developers advice what is supported:

https://androidthings.withgoogle.com/#! ... tarter-kit


The RPT / RPF only support Raspbian Operating System...

Re: Speaker audio without losing access to the headphone jack

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:26 pm
by yoey
The RPT / RPF only support Raspbian Operating System...
What does RPT / RPF stand for?

Re: Speaker audio without losing access to the headphone jack

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:23 pm
by fruitoftheloom
yoey wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:26 pm
The RPT / RPF only support Raspbian Operating System...
What does RPT / RPF stand for?

Raspberry Pi Foundation
Raspberry Pi Trading