SoundMachine Build Log 02

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I’ve decided to put in a knob to control the volume directly on the box itself. It will be controlled by volumio itself via a plugin, much like the GPIO Buttons plugin.

Since this is really a development kit approach, the hardware consists of:

  • A KY-040 rotary encoder and
  • A screw-based prototype board

Both are relatively easy and cheap to find and buy.

Rotary encoder

The encoder is straight-forward cheap version, with a push button too, just in case. It’s even mounted on a PCB and has pins too, so it’s practically plug-and-play

The prototype board

The board looks like this:

This allows me to connect the clock pin (volume UP), data pin (volume DOWN) to e.g. D7 (GPIO23) and D8 (GPIO24) respectively. Now, we only need to create a plugin to put the encoding in the right place. Next post will detail the software side of volume control :)

Annex – Mapping

The mapping between raspberry pi pins, GPIO and the screw-able parts is:

Raspberry PI Pin N.O. Pin name Arduino Shield Description
1 3.3V 3.3V
2 5V 5V
3 GPIO02 A4 SDA
4 5V 5V
5 GPIO03 A5 SCL
6 GND GND
7 GPIO04 A0
8 GPIO14 D1 TXD
9 GND GND
10 GPIO15 D0 RXD
11 GPIO17 D2
12 GPIO18 D3
13 GPIO27 D5
14 GND GND
15 GPIO22 D6
16 GPIO23 D7
17 3.3V 3.3V
18 GPIO24 D8
19 GPIO10 D11 SPI_MOSI
20 GND GND
21 GPIO09 D12 SPI_MISO
22 GPIO25 D9
23 GPIO11 D13 SPI_SCK
24 GPIO08 D10 SPI_CE0
25 GND GND
26 GPIO07 D4 SPI_CE1
27 ID_SD
28 ID_SC
29 GPIO05 A1
30 GND GND
31 GPIO06 A2
32 GPIO12 A3
33 GPIO13 D14
34 GND GND
35 GPIO19 D16
36 GPIO16 D15
37 GPIO26 D19
38 GPIO20 D17
39 GND GND
40 GPIO21 D18

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