Tsukure Studio Electronic Piano

Piano is developed by connecting a 555 timer ASTABLE multivibrator with variable frequency to a speaker. Piano is a wonderful musical instrument and one can make a cheap one using 555 timer IC chip. This concept of piano is achieved by making the timer generate 5-15 different kind of sounds. The different sounds are generated through timer by allowing it to run as free running mode or astable mode or square wave mode, with variable frequency output option.

Let's Get Started!

Below you will find a list of bits to gather before hand, followed by a detailed schematic. Using a breadboard lay out the components and connect them together as shown. Alternatively you can purchase this module from our shop and simply solder the components in the places indicated on the quality assured printed circuit boards provided.


What You Need...


1 9V Black Battery Holder Clip Snap On Connector Cable Battery / Battery Holder
1 104 (100nF / 0.1uF) Capacitor (Ceramic)
1 10uF Capacitor (Polarized)
1 555 Timer Integrated Circuit (IC)
1 Tsukure Studio - Electronic Piano PCB
1 100R
[ Brown, Black, Black, Black ]
Resistor (0.25 Watt)
5 10K
[ Brown, Black, Black, Red ]
Resistor (0.25 Watt)
1 2K2
[ Red, Red, Black, Brown ]
Resistor (0.25 Watt)
1 100K Resistor (Potentiometer / Variable)
6 Momentary Tactile Push Button (7mm) Switch
1 On/Off Rocker Switch (3A/250V) - Small Rectangle Switch
1 Ribbon Cable (2 Strand) Wire
1 Ribbon Cable (3 Strand) Wire

NB: Any resistor colour codes specified relate to 5 band resistor codes, the 5th band has not been shown intentionally. The 5th band indicates the resistor tolerence, we use only the highest tolerence resistors in our products.

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Let's Get Building!

We to build, so let's get to it! Gather your components as specified in the components list above, or simply order one of our project packs and tip the contents out onto your table or desk.

Solder station warmed up! Snips at the ready! Here we go!


Step 1) Getting Started

Before we begin placing components and soldering we should first place your components in a small tub so that they don't roll off your table or get lost.

Lay the PCB out infront of you and take a close look at all the components we will be using.

Furher explanations and detailed specifications of all these components can be found in our Wiki.


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