Power the automaton through the Feather's microUSB port. These 5V power supplies with microUSB work well.

With the audio jack output you can easily connect the device to a stereo amplifier or computer speakers for a louder volume.

USB Powered Speakers

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Add some extra boom to your audio project with these powered loudspeakers. We sampled half a dozen different models to find ones with a good frequency response, so you'll get...
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3.5mm Stereo Male/Male Cable in Various Metal Colors - 1 meter

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5V 2.5A Switching Power Supply with 20AWG MicroUSB Cable

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Our all-in-one 5V 2.5 Amp + MicroUSB cable power adapter is the perfect choice for powering single-board computers like Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone or anything else that's power...
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Going Further

  • You can modify this project to perform different tasks at different times throughout the day, such as play howling noises at 8pm, or even play "Happy Birthday" on a specific date.
  • Using a Motor FeatherWing you could expand this project to have the device operate physical noisemakers, such as banging pots and pans together, or clapping animatronic hands. Or you could create a cuckoo clock!
This guide was first published on May 20, 2020. It was last updated on May 20, 2020.
This page (Usage) was last updated on May 29, 2020.