There's no time like the present to start that hobby you've wanted to get going for years. This is a great project for beginning your synth-diy journey or if you're already building sound gear this is a great project to make for that imaginative young person in your life. It's a great introduction to synth-diy (the oscillator is a ramp core driven by an exponential V to I convertor). Don't expect to play this as a traditional instrument (although it does a decent imitation of a theremin in the right hands) but do expect to have a lot of creative, imaginative sound making fun. From star trek communicators to birds tweeting you'll find a wealth of coolness.
There is a nice kludge area on the PC board for adding your personal electronic touch to the circuit. If you come up with a cool mod and would like to share it with the diy community send it in and I'll post it with credit to you.
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