Working on the final Space Rocks (i)

The components for the second two Space Rocks needed to take up less space. In the case of Undarum, the amplifier was too large. Shown here is the circuit on a new PCB (version 3) using an Adafruit Mono 2.5W Class D Audio Amplifier (PAM8302), which has a much smaller footprint and height than the previous self-assembly amplifier kit I was using.

Adafruit Mono 2.5W Class D Audio Amplifier (PAM8302)
Adafruit Mono 2.5W Class D Audio Amplifier (PAM8302)
Adafruit Mono 2.5W Class D Audio Amplifier (PAM8302), speaker and PCB
Adafruit Mono 2.5W Class D Audio Amplifier (PAM8302), speaker and PCB
Adafruit Mono 2.5W Class D Audio Amplifier (PAM8302), speaker and PCB in action

Printed Circuit Boards

Finally had the chance to work out how to create the files for the PCB to go inside the Space Rocks, using KiCAD, and with much help from @cunabula.

The files have now been sent away to be printed, and I eagerly await being able to test them in situ in a few weeks’ time.