Minimum Theremin Kit 101
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This kit provides most of the materials required to construct the new "101" version of the Minimum Theremin, a simple pitch-only instrument. It is a perfect "first theremin" project for those who want to learn basic theremin principles, while enjoying the experience of building an electronics project.
The original Minimum Theremin was first introduced on "Art's Theremin Page" in 1999, and the new "101" version in 2006. Thousands of them have been built world-over. By popular demand, this kit is now being offered by Harrison Instruments to make constructing one easy. Complete assembly instructions are included on this website.
Constructing the Minimum Theremin Kit requires soldering components and wires to a printed circuit board. We recommend this kit for builders age 15 and older who have previous soldering experience and are familiar with electronic components and basic assembly tools.
Complete Assembly Instructions for the
Minimum Theremin Kit are contained
on this website (see link, below). An optional ten-page printed
guide is sold separately.
The Minimum Theremin Kit does not include tools, solder, an enclosure, or antenna.
An optional antenna kit may be purchased separately, as described in the Assembly Instructions.
The Minimum Theremin Kit will drive a typical 32 ohm "earbud" at a low volume, but it is not designed to drive loudspeakers directly. It may be connected to a user-supplied amplifier/loudspeaker.
Also see our 102 Minimum Theremin Kit, which contains an on-board amplifier for directly driving a small loudspeaker.
The Minimum Theremin components are arranged as illustrated:
|Listen to a Minimum Theremin built with this Kit|
|Schematic and Circuit Description|
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Our two Most Popular items are the 101-KIT and the 99999-5977-003 Antenna with Mast Hardware
Antenna (plate only, without hardware)
Factory-Assembled Minimum Theremin Kit*
Theremin Printed Circuit Board*
Blank Printed Circuit Board for
the Minimum Theremin
Printed Assembly Instructions
Printed Assembly Instructions
*These items do not include an antenna or enclosure.
**Shipped in literature envelope as USPS First Class Mail, within the United States, only.
***Shipped in literature envelope as USPS First Class Mail International, outside the United States, only.
The parts furnished in the "Minimum Theremin Kit," hereinafter refered to as the "product," are subjected to test before shipment, and are verified to be 100 per-cent functional for the intended application. HARRISON INSTRUMENTS, INCORPORATED ("Harrison Instruments") PROVIDES NO WARRANTY FOR THE PRODUCT. Harrison Instruments shall not be held responsible if this product has been damaged by accident or unreasonable use, neglect, improper maintenance, improper assembly by the user, improper installation in a completed device, or other causes.
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