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    Hello. Can a crumble output be used to make a sound along with a piezo sounder?



    The Crumble can’t drive a piezo ‘musically’, but if you just need a buzz, there are a couple of ways to do it.

    The first would involve writing a loop to toggle an output between HI and LO (without any delays). This should produce an audible tone, although it might be a little quiet.

    The second way involves connecting the piezo to a motor output and setting the motor to 50% power. Because the motors are PWMed (Pulse Width Modulated), you should hear a 1kHz tone.

    Hope this helps,



    I’ve had success by ripping the ‘speaker’ out of a pair of old headphones, connecting it to C and Ground, and running the attached code to generate tones. I haven’t managed to get it to run any faster, so this is the smallest step-between-tones I can achieve.

    Note that if you run it disconnected, powered by battery, the tones get higher and smoother. I think because the crumble is not polling the computer while it runs?

    Also see attached a ‘squeak’ sound! 🙂

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