Building your own smart home is easier than ever with a Raspberry Pi. Even companies like MicroNova have recognized the potential of our favorite single-board computer (SBC) by using one inside its home sound system, called AmpliPi.
The crowdfunded AmpliPi (opens in new tab) box is capable of streaming from four separate sources. Users can interact with it using a web-based interface and output audio to a maximum of 36 stereo output zones.
The system is built on top of the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 and can interface with the likes of Spotify, AirPlay and Pandora. Users can configure speaker zones and playlists using the AmpliPi REST API created by MicroNova.
MicroNova's web app lets users manage audio sources using a series of tabs. It includes settings to adjust groups and zones to make sure music plays in the intended room.
Explore the AmpliPi GitHub (opens in new tab) for more in-depth information about how the system works.
If Raspberry Pi projects get you excited, check out our list of Best Raspberry Pi Projects for more fun creations from the maker community.