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Looking for a case for Pi with Wolfson sound card

Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:38 pm

Hi,

I'm in the process of setting up a Pi B and a Pi B+ with their relevant Wolfson and Wolfson / Cirrus Logic sound cards attached but I can't find a decent case for either configuration.

Can anyone suggest where I can get one ready made, or is it a case (excuse the pun) of building one from scratch?

Thanks.
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Re: Looking for a case for Pi with Wolfson sound card

Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:39 pm

+1 - Would be great for media centres, I'd certainly be interested. I'm not sure how many people bought this card though.
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Re: Looking for a case for Pi with Wolfson sound card

Thu Jan 22, 2015 2:53 pm

Mine is in a Multi-Pi Stackable as sold by ModMyPi, needs additional hex spacers for clearance

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Re: Looking for a case for Pi with Wolfson sound card

Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:34 am

Hi !
I make and sell enclosure for Raspberry Pi. (All models) from the beginning.

Currently I have made a model adapted to the wolfson audio card and
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Re: Looking for a case for Pi with Wolfson sound card

Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:37 am

[quote="killor"]Hi !
That looks pretty cool Killor. Can you message me links? Not sure if you're allowed to post them here or not. (Probably allowed in the for sale section?)
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Re: Looking for a case for Pi with Wolfson sound card

Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:52 am

Killor,

thanks, that looks interesting. How do i go about buying one? (Can you PM me with details?) (Sorry, just seen the Amazon reference, I'll look there).

Just one thing, there is now a Wolfson card for the Pi B+, so I guess you need to get back to the drawing board(!). What would be involved in modifying the case for the B+ version?

Wolfson was taken over by Cirrus Logic last year, and they have recently launched a modified version of the card for B+. It has a different layout of ports compared to the B version.

See here for starters:

http://www.premierfarnell.com/content/e ... rrus-logic

Cheers.
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Re: Looking for a case for Pi with Wolfson sound card

Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:43 pm

Axolotl wrote:Killor,

thanks, that looks interesting. How do i go about buying one? (Can you PM me with details?) (Sorry, just seen the Amazon reference, I'll look there).

Just one thing, there is now a Wolfson card for the Pi B+, so I guess you need to get back to the drawing board(!). What would be involved in modifying the case for the B+ version?

Wolfson was taken over by Cirrus Logic last year, and they have recently launched a modified version of the card for B+. It has a different layout of ports compared to the B version.

See here for starters:

http://www.premierfarnell.com/content/e ... rrus-logic

Cheers.
Ohh!!!!,
did not know they were doing this new version wolfson Pi
Thanks for the link .. :!:
Now I need someone to publish the measures (PDF) of the new board to make a enclosure... ;)

PD: I just received an order from Berkshire, UK AMAZON !! :o
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Re: Looking for a case for Pi with Wolfson sound card

Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:10 pm

killor wrote:
PD: I just received an order from Berkshire, UK AMAZON !! :o
That was me. saw it, bought it...

I can't find dimensions technical data on the Cirrus Logic site.

How accurate do you need the dimensions? If you know the dimensions for the Pi B+ motherboard, I could probably measure my Wolfson card and tell you where the centres for the various connectors are in relation to the B+ motherboard.
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Re: Looking for a case for Pi with Wolfson sound card

Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:12 pm

Axolotl wrote:
killor wrote:
PD: I just received an order from Berkshire, UK AMAZON !! :o
That was me. saw it, bought it...
Love how the system works :)

Have you used the Wolfson much? What kind of projects do you use it for? I need to get started with mine, but mostly want it to record sound with camera module footage.
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Re: Looking for a case for Pi with Wolfson sound card

Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:37 pm

I've just replied to your e-mail regarding the purchase on Amazon. I do need the Pi B version case, and also will need the B+ version with the new card if you can make it.

I am a beginner at this, I wanted to see if I can use the Pi to act as a substitute Squuezebox client to work with my existing PC-based Logitech media server multi-room setup. Logitech don't make the players any more so it was a big investment to switch to something like Sonos.

I read that the Wolfson was a good audio card to use. It was the audio outputs I wanted though, not the sound recording side.

I have got the Pi B working using the Wolfson card and "Squeezeplug" software that bundles the various drivers and Squeezelite client for Linux together.

The problem I have now is that I bought the B+ and new Wolfson / Cirrus Logic card to make a second player, but the Squeezeplug bundle doesn't work with it. I think there is an issue over drivers for the B+ card, and they aren't available yet in a form I can use. I don't have enough experience of Linux to start poking about with it yet. I'm more of a user than a developer.
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Re: Looking for a case for Pi with Wolfson sound card

Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:51 pm

Axolotl wrote: How accurate do you need the dimensions? If you know the dimensions for the Pi B+ motherboard, I could probably measure my Wolfson card and tell you where the centres for the various connectors are in relation to the B+ motherboard.
There's accurate details of the model B+ at: http://www.raspberrypi.org/documentatio ... /README.md
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Re: Looking for a case for Pi with Wolfson sound card

Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:20 am

Camdenboss used to make one for the 'B' and I bought two of them. However, they are no longer in production and the hint from CPC Farnell that there would be a new case for the B+ and 2B (when Cirrus have support for the latest kernel) has come to nothing, so far.

I am watching Pibow as they seem to be producing layers for add-on 2B cards. There is nothing for the Wolfson/Cirrus card, so far.

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Re: Looking for a case for Pi with Wolfson sound card

Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:26 pm

Axolotl wrote:I
I have got the Pi B working using the Wolfson card and "Squeezeplug" software that bundles the various drivers and Squeezelite client for Linux together.

The problem I have now is that I bought the B+ and new Wolfson / Cirrus Logic card to make a second player, but the Squeezeplug bundle doesn't work with it. I think there is an issue over drivers for the B+ card, and they aren't available yet in a form I can use. I don't have enough experience of Linux to start poking about with it yet. I'm more of a user than a developer.
Hi Axolotl,
I had similar issues but learned how to built the squeezeplug essentials on the Cirrus Logic supplied B+ kernel, and now got it running on the Pi2 too.
Google for Gerrelt and squeezelite to find the tutorials.
On the Element14 product forum Ragnar even provided a new 3.18 kernel.
Greetz Marcel

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Re: Looking for a case for Pi with Wolfson sound card

Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:44 pm

killor wrote: Now I need someone to publish the measures (PDF) of the new board to make a enclosure... ;)
Hi Killor, did you get the info to be able to produce the B+ or Pi2 case that fits the Cirrus Logic Audio Card too ?

I am still shopping for a decent shell. but it is a niche market and not updated for the newer vesions.
Greetz Marcel

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Re: Looking for a case for Pi with Wolfson sound card

Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:38 pm

marcel-heijkoop wrote:
killor wrote: Now I need someone to publish the measures (PDF) of the new board to make a enclosure... ;)
Hi Killor, did you get the info to be able to produce the B+ or Pi2 case that fits the Cirrus Logic Audio Card too ?

I am still shopping for a decent shell. but it is a niche market and not updated for the newer vesions.
Greetz Marcel
Hi !
No, unfortunately Laser engine machine are broke and It has stood two weeks. :( up to now....

Today, I have been able to receive replacement from Jorlink and
I am finishing the overdue tasks.

In a week I'll catch up, I try to make a case for Cirrus Logic...

I have cases for Hifiberry DAC+ audio board, ready for sell in AMAZON and Ebay... ;)

Thank's
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