Pump out some mini beats with Pirate Audio Speaker! This diminutive sound system has an I2S DAC, amp, mini mono speaker, high-res display, and playback control buttons.
Pirate Audio Speaker is perfect for making a Lilliputian radio, sound effect player, or even as a teeny-weeny games console! The built-in 1W speaker isn't the loudest but it's great fun for lots of projects. The display and playback buttons let you control your audio or sound effects in a jiffy. Use the Pirate Audio software (more info below) to play local audio files (MP3, FLAC, etc) or stream from services like Spotify.
Pirate Audio is a range of all-in-one audio boards for Raspberry Pi, with high-quality digital audio, beautifully-crisp IPS displays for album art, tactile buttons for playback control, and the custom Pirate Audio software and installer to make setting it all up a breeze.
The Pirate Audio software and installer installs the Python library for the LCD, configures the I2S audio and SPI, and then installs Mopidy and the custom Pirate Audio plugins to display album art and track info, and to use the buttons for playback control.
Here's how to get started:
git clone https://github.com/pimoroni/pirate-audio
You can find more detailed instructions here: https://github.com/pimoroni/pirate-audio/tree/master/mopidy or get tonnes more info in the Getting Started with Pirate Audio tutorial.
Note that the installer, linked above, does all of the below for you, but if you're an intrepid hacker then you might need to know this stuff!