Heads up! Music Amplifier 2.0 is for Music Amplifier kits shipped after 7/1/2019.
If you got your kits before 7/1/2019, don’t worry! You can purchase an Update Kit through our Re-supply process. The Update Kit will make all six of your Music Amplifier kits compatible with Music Amplifier 2.0.
For now, if you’ve got the original version of the Music Amplifier kits, keep using the original version of the challenge.
Okay, now that the caveats are out of the way…
Get Ready for Music Amplifier 2.0
If you are starting FUSE this year, you have the new and improved Music Amplifier kit, which comes with new and improved components, which means, you should select the new “Music Amplifier 2.0” challenge.
Why? What's Different?
New Instructional Videos
Music Amplifier was one of our earlier challenges, and as a result, the instructions for students took the form of diagrams. But now, Music Amplifier 2.0 offers step by step video instructions!
Like I mentioned in that “Heads Up” up top (Oh, man, remember the top of this article? We were so young and starry eyed back then) Music Amplifier uses an updated kit that shipped with all our packages in 2019. If your school started in 2018 or before, continue using the original Music Amplifier until you order an Update Kit, which will be available shortly through our regular re-supply process.
What's the Same?
The levels of the challenge are the same! We are working on a 'bonus' Level 4, which utilizes two kits so you can listen to music in stereo out of two speakers! That will be available soon.
What do I need to do?
Music Amplifier 2.0 is now available in your facilitator Toolkit. All you need to do is toggle it on!
The original Music Amplifier will continue to be available. Use that until you have updated your kits with the Music Amplifier 2.0 Update kit.
Have fun with Music Amplifier 2.0: Electric Boogaloo!!!*
*Okay, okay. I’m hearing from the development team that it is not called “Music Amplifier 2.0: Electric Boogaloo.” Be on the lookout for my petition to change this horrible oversight.