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555 Synth Punk Kit

555 Synth Punk Kit

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The 555 Synth Punk kit by MitchElectronics lets you build the iconic Atari Punk Console capable of producing unique sounds and stepped tones. Perfect for beginners!

The 555 Synth Punk kit is an electronic synthesiser that takes inspiration from the famous Atari Punk Console circuit. Each button can be adjusted via a potentiometer to produce a different tone, an the larger potentiometer can be used to create stepped sounds. Powered from a single 9V PP3, this kit contains everything you need to explore your inner musician, and the 3.5mm audio jack lets you connect your 555 Synth Punk to external speakers for use in live performances (a simple resistor divider can be used here to also allow for recording to microphone ports).

The 555 Synth Punk also has an additional expansion port that lets you connect additional potentiometer/switch panels to expand the number of tone buttons. This port can also be used with other resistive elements to create sounds based on movement, temperature changes, and even light.

Product specifics

  • Component Count: 27
  • Battery Powered: Yes – PP3 9V
  • Operating Voltage: 5V to 16V
  • Operating Frequency: N/A
  • Dimensions (PCB): 94mm x 31mm
  • Mounting Holes: Yes – 4 x M4 (86mm x 22mm)
  • Prebuilt: No – Kit form
  • Batteries Not Included

Included in this kit

  • 2 x 8 DIP Socket
  • 2 x NE555
  • 4 x 100nF Capacitor
  • 1 x 100uF Capacitor
  • 2 x 1KΩ Resistor
  • 5 x 10KΩ Potentiometer
  • 1 x 100KΩ Potentiometer
  • 1 x 1N5817 Diode
  • 1 x 2N3904
  • 1 x 2N3906
  • 1 x Speaker
  • 5 x Tactile Switch
  • 1 x 3.5mm Phono Socket
  • 1 x Black Wire
  • 1 x Red Wire
  • 1 x PP3 Connector


The 555 Synth Kit is excellent for those needing an electronic circuit capable of producing synthetic sounds, and the expander port enables more advanced sounds to be produced. This kit is also ideal for those looking to learn about electronic circuits and how the 555 timer works in both astable and monostable configurations. Finally, this kit is suitable for use in classrooms where students can learn how to solder electronic components while simultaneously building an engaging project.


Note that product specifics such as output frequency depend on the tolerance of the components. The numbers provided here are an approximation only.

All parts sold by MitchElectronics are compliant with RoHS and REACH directives which ensure that they can be used in commercial environments as well as complying with environmental laws.


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