Install & Use It!

Now, we just need to install the Circuit Playground Express & Electret Microphone board in the Piano Toy-Con.

Install the mic

Push back the large cardboard plate that supports the Switch until the interlocking front lip pops up.

  • Pull the large backing plate forward a bit and slide the microphone board behind it - be sure to keep the silver microphone cylinder facing forward.
  • Pull the large backing plate forward a bit and slide the microphone board behind it - be sure to keep the silver microphone cylinder facing forward.
  • Tuck the wires behind the backing plate and route them up the right side - there's a triangular opening that will allow them to reach the Circuit Playground Express on top of the piano.

Once the wires are routed, push the front lip back in place with its tab locked into the backing plate.

Mount the Circuit Playground Express

Use a small piece of double-sided tape to stick the the LiPo battery to the back of the Circuit Playground Express.

circuitpython_labo-14a.jpg

circuitpython_labo-14b.jpg

circuitpython_labo-15.jpg

Use another piece of tape to secure the LiPo battery and Circuit Playground Express to the top of the piano.

Play - with lights!

Install the right Joy-Con in the holder at the back of the piano and place the Switch console in its spot at the center. Set the Switch's volume all the way up and start up the Piano Play mode in the Labo Variety pack cartridge. Now - you're good to go!

Now, when you play the piano - you'll have a light show with every performance :)

To preserve battery, remember to disconnect the battery from the Circuit Playground Express when not in use.
This guide was first published on Apr 27, 2018. It was last updated on Apr 27, 2018. This page (Install & Use It!) was last updated on May 15, 2018.