Junior Theremin Electronic Kit
A version of the classic early electronic musical instrument - the first synthesiser in the world. A wire aerial responds to the movement of your hand towards and away from it and changes the pitch of the note it plays, without actually being touched. Can play individual notes as well as a continuously variable tone.
The MadLab electronics range is divided into beginners kits which are suitable for people with only a little practice at soldering, medium kits which require a higher level of soldering skill for people who are more experienced, and advanced kits for expert constructors and crazy experimental musician circuit benders.
Every MadLab kit includes a professionally-manufactured printed circuit board, quality electronic components and full assembly instructions. (Think Ikea - Airfix!)
The Theremin kit when assembled works in two modes - continuous and discrete. When you first connect the battery the Junior Theremin is in continuous mode. Pressing both push buttons together switches between continuous and
Discrete mode, as its name implies, plays individual or discrete notes rather than a continuously variable tone. Eight notes over a single octave are available.
In discrete mode the two pushbuttons change the octave of the notes. The left-hand pushbutton (marked –) lowers the octave, and the right-hand pushbutton (marked +) raises the octave. The pushbuttons only change
the octave so long as they are pressed.
In continuous mode the pushbuttons have no effect.