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Old 28th June 2012, 07:28 PM   #1
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Default Apple TV in my Speaker System??!?

Heya, So.. here is another addendum to my already crazy DIY iPhone dock system.

I was looking at ways of integrating Apple's AirPlay into my device and there just isn't any info out there.
Then I thought "What if I have an Apple TV inside my dock and use it as an AirPlay access point?" Then when It's plugged in at home, I have an Apple TV to boot!!

I found this iFixit teardown page.
It totally seems doable. I could power the logic board using the Apple TV's power supply, but I get confused on when I want to switch it to Battery power. How could I smoothly use my 2x12V 7Ah batteries to power the Apple TV while unplugged from the wall?
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Old 30th June 2012, 01:18 PM   #2
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Looks like the Apple TV runs on 3.4V and 6 watts, but you should verify that. It wouldn't take much battery to supply that. Or just build a little 3.3V regulator and you're off to the races!
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Raspberry Pi can handle airplay audio&video £25 for a tiny computer.

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I thought those were all sold out. No?
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Old 30th June 2012, 05:31 PM   #5
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They are released in waves. Rs component said they were available again. It showed up on my doostep a week later. Haven't set it up yet. But I was planning on using it with Plex or as a AirPlay set up.
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