micro:bit and the quest for speakers

Now we all know that the micro:bit can make noise either with makecode or Python but out of the box its quite a quiet little thing.

Luckily you can use some crocodile clips to connect a pair of standard headphones or use the amp:bit but these keep the awesome the music to the user.

However another way would be to make some speakers for use with the micro:bit...so whilst browsing the local poundland I found some of these:

poundlandspeakers

After getting them back to the workshop the back of one of the speakers was removed by unscrewing the three retaining screws:

speakerwithbackremoved

A quick use of the soldering iron and the cable was disconnected from the speaker and removed from the back cover.

A pair of crocodile clips were then snipped in half and the ends stripped:

crocclips

These cables were then fed through the hole where the original cable had gone through. The hole needed to be enlarged slighty to allow both cables to comfortably fit through:

wiredup

After the cables were through a quick bit of soldering connected the new cables to the speaker:

soldered

and the speaker case was screwed back together:

screwedfront

screwedfront

This shows that for the cost of £10, some crocodile clips and a bit of time twenty individual speakers can be created to for use in a classroom or CodeClub even.

micro:bit and the quest for speakers
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