With your MicroKits theremin, you can create music and sound by waving your hands around electric fields!
Learn Science & Engineering.
Discover the physics of electrical capacitance and practice working with real electronic parts.
Easy to Follow Instructions.
Colorful 22 page instructional booklet. Build step by step, with breaks to check your work and learn how your circuit works.
No Tools Needed.
Everything you need is in the box. Start creating electronics without having to learn soldering, and simply place parts in the breadboard to connect. Yes, batteries included too!
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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My 7 year old loved building the Theremin and was mostly able to do it by himself (with a nudge or two to make sure he had the right resistor). Loved the clear instructions, the intermediate tests and explanations of how stuff works.
Was a lot of fun! I had a mistake while assembling my project, and emailed Dave who was very helpful and got me right on track. This was my first time ever trying something like this and I would love to do it again!
My son (7) and I absolutely loved the Theremin kit!
The bread board makes it so easy, as do the preshaped pieces and eyeballs on the chips!
We appreciated having the science explanations (what's a capacitor/transistor/resistor and how the whole device works) and the inclusion of the circuit diagram.
Having checks along the way provides a low frustration way to build.
Amazing execution of the kit with exciting interactive results.
We can't wait for the next kit!!
My daughter (9) and I assembled the theramin she received for Christmas this morning. She had had some prior experience with Snap Circuits, but this was her first time working with a breadboard. It was just the right level of challenge, the instructions were clear and engaging, and she is proud of the results.
What a great project for our granddaughter to do with her grandfather!! She loved it! Directions were very clear and the result was rewarding.
Your theremin kit is amazing. As an electronics novice, going through the instructions was like a breath of fresh air — they’re clear, engaging, and even explain a little about what’s going on behind the scenes.
I got the theramin kit for my 12 year old for Christmas. We spent a few minutes building it. I love the detailed instructions and the educational tips through the build. We then spent hours playing our theramin - giggling and laughing like little kids.
My 8 year old grandson just finished the theramin kit he got for Christmas and it was a home run from start to finish. His small fingers managed the parts well, the instructions were easy to follow and he was quite proud of himself when it worked on the first try.
No issues to report, easy to follow directions and fun to build together. Just wanted to say thank you for putting such a fun kit together and making it available for a mom and her boy to enjoy together.
My son just turned 5 and is really interested in STEM learning. We were watching a movie about a week ago and a theremin was used in the score. I told him about how it's an instrument he didn't need to touch and he was very excited about it. We built it today and I can't praise it enough. The instructions were excellent, clear, and easy to follow. "Micro" was a big hit and by the end of the build 5 year old was able to tell me what a resistor and transistor was, as well as how tick and micro worked to create the sound.This was an amazing way to spend an afternoon and do some STEM learning at home.
I haven't touched an electrical circuit since school about 16 years ago. I had seen YouTube videos of theremins being played before and I thought it was cool, but way too expensive to explore. I was talking to David (the inventor) about controlling synthesizers with ribbon controllers. He suggested I could try using a MicroKit theremin because the voltage powering the LED could be used to control the modulation of my semimodular Moog synths. The price was less than what I would've paid for other gear, so I took the plunge.
I received the theremin kit and it was well packed with all the needed pieces. You don't need any tools or have to make any modifications to assemble it. All the wires were pre-stripped and bent to the correct lengths to fit nicely on the breadboard. After following along with the cute little book that comes with the kit, within a few minutes, I had a working theremin of my own!
It was very satisfying and assembled smoothly with no problems. Now by waving my hands, I'm able to use it to control timing speeds and rhythms on my synths (by connecting the wires of a cut up 3.5mm Eurorack patch cable to the board). Overall it was a fun experiment and is definitely a great way to inspire kids to become the next generation of inventors and engineers. I give it two thumbs up!