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Play the Star Spangled Banner using CircuitPython and the Circuit Playground Express from Adafruit #CircuitPlaygroundExpress #Music #Adafruit @Adafruit

Via Reddit we learn that Github user pdbartsch has coded a CircuitPython program to play the Star Spangled Banner on an Adafruit Circuit Playground Express board.

Play the star spangled banner using CircuitPython and the Circuit Playground Express from Adafruit! I went to search for the notes to the song online and found that Ryan Aebi had already converted them to frequency in Hz , so he saved me a ton of time.

The board blinks the NeoPixels in red, white, and blue while playing, activated by pressing both buttons at the same time. Otherwise, it will just light up depending on the capacitive touch pads. Very clever!

See the code on Github Gist.


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