Build your own synth for £15

If you're looking to buy someone a self-assemble electronic instrument for Christmas but feel that littleBits' Synth Kit is just a little too costly, Technology Will Save Us's DIY Synth Kit could be the answer.

Priced at just £15, this comprises a 556 Integrated Circuit, jumper wires, prototyping breadboard and a speaker - everything you need (aside from a 9v battery) to create a noise-making instrument. Just download the DIY Synth Manual and you should qiuckly be off and running.

Orders can be placed on the Technology Will Save Us website, while the DIY Synth Kit is also available at Rough Trade East and The Science Museum in London.

(Via Synthtopia)

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.