Synth Kit V2


Make a simple electronic instrument as you learn the basics of electronics. Get out your soldering iron and start jamming!

Appropriate for ages 9 to adult


SKU: KSNT101 Categories: ,


This is version 2 of our popular Synth kit. The finished electronic instrument includes a light sensor and a potentiometer, which work together to allow you to change the frequencies and bend the sound. To see it in action, click on the “Synth: Product Video” tab just above. The instrument is designed for portability, with an included battery pack to allow the kit to be carried anywhere.

As with all OWL kits, the Synth has been developed so that you can easily integrate it into another project upon assembly if desired. Add it to your Halloween costume, a robot, an artistic work or any other fun project you have in mind.

Education: Learn about STEM, soldering and electronics. This is an intermediate, educational project for your home, MakerSpace, library or classroom. Have questions about using this as an educational tool? Contact the OWL team at the link above. We are here to help!

Soldering required. Batteries not included.

Assembly time = 40 minutes

Level = Intermediate

Key features:

  • Easy-to-assemble synth that produces simple electronic sounds
  • Change frequencies
  • Bend sound
  • Minimum components
  • Portable due to battery pack

Suggested for ages: 9 to 99 (and beyond) Our kits are easy and fun to assemble. However, this kit requires the use of a soldering iron so we strongly advise adult supervision during assembly.

Kit contents:

  • 1 x Battery pack
  • 1 x PCB
  • 1 x 555 Timer
  • 1 x Speaker
  • 1 x LED
  • 1 x Capacitor
  • 1 x 1K Resistor
  • 1 x Soldering wire
  • 2 x Wires
  • 1 x Potentiometer
  • 1 x Knob
  • 1 x Light sensor

Detailed step-by-step assembly instructions included under LEARN.

All photos and video taken by Jade Soto.

Synth: Product video