I purchased this audio decoder https://www.adafruit.com/products/2341, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and one of your Perma-Proto half-sized breadboards. I wanted to make a simple radio prop that played static all the time, but interrupt it and play certain radio broadcasts when triggered. This was my first real electronics project, so I was worried I would short it out or touch two wires the wrong way and connect something wrong and ruin the board.
But after a lot of trial and error, it turned out great and works perfectly. I plugged in the speakers and heard static, and when I flipped the switch and heard the radio broadcast I cannot tell how excited I was that it worked, and felt compelled to write this. Thank you so much for making my first project a memorable experience.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.