So I'm in the process of developing a Raspberry Pi Alarm Clock but need some advice on the components that I should buy.
I'm using a Raspberry Pi Zero W to keep the size down but getting confused about how I'll attach the other components. I will need an LCD display to show the time, for this I have an Adafruit 7 Segment display. But I also need to get sound out of the Zero to play the alarm.
I've seen the following options:
HiFiBerry MiniAmp - https://www.hifiberry.com/shop/boards/miniamp/
JustBoom Amp Zero - https://www.justboom.co/product/justboom-amp-zero-phat/
AdaFruit Stereo Speaker Bonnet - https://www.adafruit.com/products/3346
As far as I can tell the AdaFruit Bonnet is the only one that will allow me to easily access the GPIO after installation, there is an additional row of holes for GPIO, I'm assuming I could wire the LCD Connector and any other inputs to them.
Or I use an extension header, but not sure if the MiniAmp and AmpZero will support this.
The only other option, if it exists would be something like a GPIO Extension that would allow the pins to breakout on a separate circuit board. Ideally very small so that it would just sit on the GPIO Header.
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide