Create a Music Box



Create your own music box with Arduino!

You will learn how to create a fun box that plays sounds when you open it — or using a remote control. This course includes an introduction to the popular Arduino board. We will teach you how to use an MP3 player shield to play music of your choice.

This two-part course is taught by Howard Rheingold and Edward Janne, who also helped teach our Arduino classes last year.

For this class, we will use this Music Maker kit from Adafruit, which includes a Feather HUZZAH, an MP3 player with speaker, remote and more parts. A simple cardboard box is provided, but you can also use your own wooden box, if you prefer (as shown above).

Class fee is $180 for 2 sessions of 3 hours each. Materials are included: you can take your music box and Arduino parts home when the class ends (a $80 value).

No experience necessary. Maximum class size is 10 students. Students ages 13 to 18 can enroll if a parent also enrolls — or with instructor’s prior approval.

After completing this class, you can extend your skills and build your own projects by signing up for the Maker Club workshops.

Learn more about our new tech classes. For upcoming courses, see our Classes page.