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  • Overall Rating: 4
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  • Usefulness: 4
NOT a buzzer – DIY Active Buzzer Alarm Module for Arduino (DC 5V) Reviews

posted by clough42 on 03/05/2013 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
This is an amplified piezoelectric speaker. It uses a transistor to amplify a logic-level signal and drive the piezo unit.
Cons:
This is not a buzzer. You must provide a waveform on the S pin to get a tone out of the speaker. There is no built-in tone driver.
Other:
When you pull the S pin low, the speaker emits a single click. You must provide a square wave to get a tone out of it.
Bottomline:
This seems to be a decent little amplified piezo speaker, but it is most definitely not a buzzer, as advertised. I bought it for my son to use in his arduino projects, and it works fine for that application.

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