I’m wondering if the XIAO is capable of simultaneously running 10 LEDS, 2 small 3V DC coreless motors and an MP3 module (DFPlayer Pro) with a miniature speaker.
Of course I wouldn’t be able to hook each component directly to the pins on the XIAO. It would require another kind of setup, possibly using transistors and a second power source. That’s where things start to go over my head.
The components are being used to create “animated” light, sound and motion effects for a scale model helicopter.
My reason for choosing the XIAO is so I can try to fit all of the components into the model and power it with a battery or two from within. The animation would be turned on and off with a simple switch hidden on the exterior of the model.
I’ll be making adjustments to the model kit so that I can gain access to the internal workings at any time for troubleshooting or replacing/recharging batteries.
What would I need to look into in order to get all of this running safely and efficiently?
Some advice would be appreciated!