It’s time for a big new project. It will be a Home Cinema. I have a 20m2 room in the basement that was specifically reserved for this use. There are 2 major use cases for this room
- Watching movies and TV shows
- Flight simulator training and racing simulations
- optimised room acoustics
- Frequency range (-3dB) 25-20.000Hz
- Dolby Atmos and DTS/X capability
- 4k video playback
Room acoustics is usually a problem in normal living rooms. I’ve seen a lot of people using expensive equipment in rooms with all kinds of acoustical problems. There are 2 reasons:
- Many people don’t know enough about room acoustics or they don’t care.
- Acoustics optimisations often aren’t looking nice.
I can completely agree with people that don’t optimise their room acoustics because it looks ugly. It doesn’t help to have a really great sound, but you don’t want to live in this room anymore. Luckily that’s not the problem here, as the room will be exclusively used as a cinema.
The 3D files for the modified Pibow case that can accommodate a Raspberry Pi and HiFiBerry DAC (the RCA version). It can be downloaded from Thingiverse.
Print the layers by yourself our let it produce by a 3D printing service. You might also remix it for any use you like.
This is a preview of the modded Pimoroni case with additional layers for the HiFiBerry DAC. We will release the STL files soon.
This is a modification of the Pibow case for the HiFiBerry DAC. We will release the STL files when it is finished for “print-your-own-case”. Only the layers 1-4 can be used without modification, therefore it might be the best idea to print all layers.
Pieter Kleinjahn has installed a Raspberry Pi, the HiFiBerry DAC, some buttons and a LCD display in one box.
The buttons can be used to control MPD. Distributions like Volumio and RuneAudio are based on MPD, therefore this could be interesting for many readers. Peter has provided the Python script that controls everything. You can download it here: mydisplay-20140409. Note that we provide this “as is” without any support. However, the code is clean and well-documented. Therefore it should be relatively easy to adapt it to your needs.
A HiFiBerry user has written a nice blog post how to build a music player based on the Raspberry Pi and the HiFiBerry DAC. Check out his page!
To improve our HiFiBerry drivers (especially for the HiFiBerry Digi), we’re looking for somebody who can support us with some kernel development. The person should be familiar with the ALSA sound subsystem. We need to create a sound subdevice similar to the sound driver for the HDMI output. This will be included in the official Raspberry Pi Linux kernel.
Is somebody interested in supporting us here? Contact us!
We received a lot of pictures of DIY HiFiBerry projects. We will show some of them here from time to time. However, there are more than we can show here. Therefore we have started a “user gallery” on our HiFiBerry website. Have a look at it!
Do you also want to show your creation? Send us your pictures!