I’ve been making electronic musical instruments for a while now, and every step of the way they get more complicated, and harder to produce. Taking a break from the more intense synths, I wanted something simple, easy, and fun to build.

Today I made a simple 555 timer synth with a twist – it’s smaller than a penny! There’s no SMD soldering or programming, and the parts are minimal. It’s great for a project to build over an afternoon.