Tagged: Raspberry Pi Zero W
- 10. March 2017 at 1:29 #27541
The new Raspberry Pi Zero W is currently not supported out of the box when installing the 2.41 autoexpand image of max2play.
To use builtin Wifi and Bluetooth an update of the PIs Firmware is needed. Unfortunatly the Zero W has no ethernet port.
I have done these to get the image including wifi working:
1. Write Image 2.41 to SD Card
2. Boot this Card in an Raspberry PI 3 (do not connect the Ethernet cable!)
3. After some minutes connect the PIs Wifi using the WPS Feature of your Router
4. Do a SSH Login and update the Firmware with “sudo rpi-update”
5. Shutdown the PI 3 and take out the SD Card
6. Boot the PI Zero W with the Card and the WIFI should connect automatically
The internal Bluetooth is working too, but it seems that the pulseaudio Server does not recognize the Zero W as a genuine Raspberry so that squeezelite won’t start. After i do a “sudo apt-get update” and “sudo apt-get upgrade” pulseaudio is working too.11. March 2017 at 15:36 #27578
has anyone tried to run the Raspberry Pi Zero W with Max2Play AND the pHAT BEAT from pimoroni?
This would be my favourite combination to put inside a wooden loudspeaker box (or two for stereo 🙂 )
(I’ve got a Raspberry Pi Zero W working with the pHAT BEAT in a funny “Pirate Radio”…)
Now I’ve installed Max2Play on another SD-card the Zero W and afterwards installed the pHAT BEAT script (with “all pre-requisites and get your pHAT BEAT up and running”).
After that I cannot start Squeezeplay in Max2Play and I cannot change the audio-output to the pHAT BEAT 🙁
Florian12. March 2017 at 23:32 #27610
@anesthesia: Thanks a lot for your description – followed your steps and it works great!
@floppybox: I use a raspberry pi Zero w with a JustBoom Amp Zero pHAT together with a pair of magnat needle boxes – works great!
…i also use a hifiberry amp+ which naturally has more power also the above is more than enough for a “Standard room”.13. March 2017 at 13:08 #27648
Thank you for sharing these information, we are working on updating the raspberry pi firmware on our new image.
Sorry we could not help you with that, since we do not provide technical support for pHAT BEAT at the moment.
Mohammad Mbydeen14. April 2017 at 18:39 #28257
After the kernel upgrade it might work but not before because then internal wifi isnt recognized. So it can’t connect to any wifi with or without wps. The other method is to replace the bootfiles and the edit the wifi config. Like Mohammad wrote eill this be obsolete when a new image of max2play is out that works with the new firmware out of the box.30. May 2017 at 12:50 #29118
Sorry to keep you waiting so long. We finally have some Zero W’s in house and are testing and working hard to make them fully compatible. I’ll update this thread when there’s news but will also probably publish a blog article with more details when everything’s settled.
For now, huge thanks to anesthesia for getting creative and sharing the workaround. 🙂7. June 2017 at 12:28 #29331
The new version of Max2Play is ready for download and can also be updated to on any existing system. It includes a fix for the Zero W to work flawlessly amongst other things.
When connecting your Zero W via WPS with a freshly burnt image, make sure to boot the Pi first and start the WPS search second. The Zero W takes a little more time to boot, expand the filesystem and connect via WPS. If you are not connected by the first WPS search of your router, please start a new scan and the Zero W should be detected.25. June 2017 at 0:46 #29708
Hi Heiner, Thank you for adding the wps function. It was no Problem to set up the new Zero W.
But I do not get Bluetooth working:-( I already did an kernel Upgrade & Update. But nothing changed: hciconfig always tells me “default controller available”. Could you check it on one of your Zero W?
I would like to use BLE tags to recognize if I´m at home or not.
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