555 Synth Punk


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A simple synthesizer can be built using switches, resistors, and a single 555 but such a circuit can only produce one type of tone and only drive small piezo elements. This kit, however, is a 555 synth on steroids! The 555 Synth Punk is a 555 synthesizer with 5 tunable keys, a small audio amplifier, and a special monostable stepped stage that can generate stepped notes as well as changing the duty cycle of the output wave.

Product Specification
  • Component Count : 29
  • Battery Powered? : Yes, 9V PP3
  • Operating Voltage : 5V to 16V
  • Operating Frequency : N/A
  • Output Voltage : N/A
  • Output Current : N/A
  • Dimensions (PCB) : 86mm x 30mm
  • Mounting Holes : No
  • Prebuilt : No – Kit form
  • Batteries Not Included


The 555 Synth Punk is a ideal kit for those creating audio related projects that require unique unusual stepped sounds. This kit is also highly ideal for use in classrooms as the kit can be constructed in under an hour while providing students with an audio project. The kit includes an external 3.5mm socket which enables it to be used with external speakers and the 1W speaker that comes with the kit is loud enough to be usable while not being so loud that it is disruptive.

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