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Investigate Light and Sound with Buzz the Pixel Pal

Buzz's adorable LED eyes and speaker are easy to solder and program. (Photo credit: Soldering Sunday.)
Buzz’s adorable LED eyes and speaker are easy to solder and program. (Photo credit: Soldering Sunday.)

Soldering Sunday has launched a new Pixel Pal! Named Buzz, this STEAM project is perfect for those who want to learn how to soldering an program — but don’t have a ton of time. Buzz’s cute factor makes soldering far less intimidating. Even novices can solder up Buzz in about an hour!

This is the second Pixel Pal in the series. Soldering Sunday’s first pal, CHIP, was highly successful on Kickstarter. He proved to be a favorite activity at libraries across New Jersey, too! Buzz expands on CHIP’s design by adding a speaker.

Plug Buzz in to a Raspberry Pi or Arduino, and he becomes an ideal platform for learning programming basics. Using Scratch, even young children can program Buzz to make his eyes light up have him play a tune!Pledge $25 or more to the Kickstarter and you’ll get Buzz, the Brain Board and a Raspberry Pi adapter.

 

 

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