Fancy building a musical keyboard for yourself You’re in the right place!
What’s in it for you
In this project, you’ll learn how to play a tune through an external buzzer, much like a musical keyboard. A musical keyboard is an instrument which plays a tone when the assigned key is pressed through the buzzer!
Tools of the trade
To get started with this project, you will need the following tools:
GizmoBot robotic kit
mBlock version 3
At the end of the project
When you’ve completed this project, you’ll have produced a musical keyboard using your buzzer and the mBlock software. You’ll have learnt how to:
Use and set up digital pins
Assign musical notes to external buzzers
Sneak peeks at key steps
Are your fingers itching because you can’t wait to get started Here’s a glimpse of some key steps to further pique your curiosity!
Assemble the Gizmobot Kit
Assign the pin for buzzer in play tone pin block
Assign as many different tones for selected keys
Hints for programmers
As you go through the steps in this project, keep this hint at the back of your mind for higher chances of success: Consider When Pressed block for assigning different tones to the keyboard keys.
Stuck in a rut
In case you’ve stumbled on a step or two and don’t know how to proceed, you can reach out to your project leader or someone from the Modo team. They will be happy to unstick you and have you on your way in no time!
Want to one-up this
If there’s a song you want to try out that you know the musical notes to, go for it! Don’t forget to show us your completed project so we can admire it too.
Want to partner with us?
We are always looking for passionate partners to expand our footprint. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org