Set Up Your JustBoom DAC Zero pHAT And Case
This guide will show you how to install the JustBoom DAC Zero pHAT onto the Raspberry Pi Zero.
Remember this pHAT is compatible with all Raspberry Pis but has been specifically designed for Raspberry Pi Zero v1.2, v1.3 and W.
Unpack your JustBoom DAC Zero pHAT and the mounting kit that comes with it.
You should find:
- 1 JustBoom DAC Zero pHAT board
- 8 Plastic bolts
- 4 Plastic spacers
- 1 Phototransistor
- 1 Info card
- 1 Roon Labs voucher
- 1 Max2Play voucher
- 2 JustBoom stickers
Note that if you have acquired the JustBoom case for this product you should skip directly to Section 2 – Case assembly.
If you are planning to use the IR sensor, the Rotary Encoder, the playback LED or the RCA connectors please follow these guides before you start.
Section 1 – Board Assembly
Step 1 – Unpack your Raspberry Pi Zero.
If you haven’t purchased you Raspberry Pi Zero with the header already soldered on remember that you will have to solder a 2×20 header on your Raspberry Pi Zero before you proceed to the next steps.
Step 2 – Prepare the mounting hardware.
Step 3 – Install the spacers on the Raspberry Pi Zero as shown here holding them with 4 metal bolts from underneath the Pi.
Step 4 – Place the JustBoom DAC Zero pHAT onto the Raspberry Pi Zero by gently pushing the female header onto the Raspberry Pi Zero male header.
Step 5 – Screw the last 4 metal bolts to hold the JustBoom DAC Zero pHAT in place.
Step 6 – You can now move onto our OS tutorials section to learn how to acquire, install and configure your favourite Operating System.
Section 2 – Case Assembly
The JustBoom DAC Zero pHAT is the perfect enclosure for the JustBoom DAC Zero pHAT and the Raspberry Pi Zero.
Step 1 – After removing the protective film exercise a gentle outward lift at the base of the top part of the case as indicated by the arrows in the picture opposite.
This should allow you to detach the top cover and easily dismantle the rest of the case.
Within the case you will find 4 rubber feet and a header extender. Here is how it will look like once opened.
Step 2 – To install the rubber feet on the bottom part of the case you will either have to push and twist them through one of the 4 the holes or help yourself with a small screwdriver to tuck in the top part of the feet within the hole as shown on the left. Be careful not to cut through the feet and rather than using the tip of the screwdriver use the flat surface to push the head of rubber foot in.
Step 3 – Prepare the Raspberry Pi Zero, the header provided with the case and the JustBoom DAC Zero pHAT.
Step 4 – Stack the header on the Raspberry Pi and the JustBoom on top it.
Step 5 – Push the JustBoom DAC Zero pHAT from the side of the connector until there are no gaps between the boards and the additional header.
Step 6 – By gently pulling out the sides of the bottom part of the case move the boards in position. Make sure that both the PCBs are slotting into the grooves that keep them in position within the case.
Step 7 – Place the top cover on by making sure it slides within the guides of the bottom part.
Step 8 – As the top part slides on you will notice that it is hindered by the Raspberry Pi speaker connector. Simply lift gently that side of the top part of the case to allow it to go over and finally get into position.
Step 9 – Make sure that all the sides of the case are fitting nicely together by exercising some pressure all around.
Step 10 – Your JustBoom is now ready. Now you can move onto our OS tutorials section to learn how to acquire, install and configure your favourite Operating System.