Create Rad Beats

Just as when we coded it, you can now use the two modes -- Playback and Beat Program -- on your FruitBox Sequencer. Try mixing it up and making some funky beats!

Sound Boost Option

Want to make it loud by hooking up to headphones or an external powered speaker? OK! Here's how. Take the long alligator clips and attach them to the sleeve and tip of the 1/8" phono plug as shown:

  • White to sleeve
  • Red to tip

Next, you'll attach them to the sound ground and audio output pin (A0) on the Circuit Playground Express -- however, to protect the external speaker, we'll add a capacitor.

The capacitor has a negative side -- the leg near the white stripe. This will go to ground. The positive side will go to A0.

You can bend the legs so they sit in the pin holes a bit, and then attach the alligator clips to them, making solid contact with the capacitor legs and the holes as shown. This will take care of the sound popping!

Connect white to ground, and red to A0.

Make sure the capacitor has enough clearance that it doesn't touch the A1 pin or clip.

Now go and rock the party!

This guide was first published on Dec 11, 2017. It was last updated on Dec 11, 2017. This page (Create Rad Beats) was last updated on Jul 25, 2019.