DIY Pompom Musical Instrument Kit: craft with e-textiles to make an electronic musical instrument, played by squeezing pompoms!

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DIY Pompom Musical Instrument Kit: craft with e-textiles to make an electronic musical instrument, played by squeezing pompoms!

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  • Materials: etextiles, pompom, electronics

Make a pompom musical instrument!

Get crafting with e-textiles (electronic textiles) to make a playful musical instrument.

This easy-to-make DIY kit includes all of the materials and instructions you will need to make an electronic musical instrument, played by squeezing two pompoms. The harder you squeeze - the higher the pitch of the sound!

Follow step-by-step online video instructions, learn about e-textiles and craft with electronics to make your own pompom synth. You will make two noisy pompoms with the included yarn and e-textile material, then attach them to the sound making circuit board, housed within a cardboard box. You'll just need some scissors, a 9v battery, a bit of recycled cardboard (to make the pompoms) and a device to access the simple online instructions web page (phone/tablet/computer).

The kit comes presented in a labelled box which includes:
- a mixed bundle of brightly coloured yarn
- a pair of crocodile clips (black, white, red, yellow or green)
- a bobbin of conductive thread
- a printed circuit board and speaker, housed within a cardboard box
- a link to online step-by-step instructions with supporting videos

If you'd like to choose some specific colours of yarn/crocodile clips for your instrument - please let me know in the 'notes' section, when you go to purchase.

A fun, engaging and creative project to do at home, suitable for ages 7+.

This one-of-a-kind DIY kit makes for a novel, quirky and unusual gift for a music or craft lover, or a great STEM/STEAM project to learn about electronics, e-textiles, textile crafts, music technology, experimental music making and more!

The kit is handmade and assembled in the UK, by sound artist and educator, Sam Topley (www.samantha-topley.co.uk).

📮 Free UK postage (Royal Mail 2nd Class) and fast dispatch

♻️ Shipped wrapped in recycled paper packaging, in an eco-friendly recyclable bag made from sustainable sugarcane material

📦 This parcel fits through your letterbox and will likely be delivered with the post

🎁 You can send this as a gift, directly to a friend’s address! Mark ‘this order is a gift’ at checkout, to hide the prices on the packing slip, and then add a gift message free of charge

🌍 Worldwide tracked shipping available, with postage discounts for multiple purchases

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⚡️ By default, I solder all of the electronic components on to the printed circuit board for you. If you would like to solder the electronics too - please do let me know! I can also send the kit with the electronic components separate, with access to a circuit board diagram, ready for you to solder and construct it all at home. This option is only recommended for those with experience in soldering and working with electronics.

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Christie Kemp 12 Jul, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

This is an amazing kit and so much fun! My son had a blast creating it and experimenting with creating different sounds by squeezing the pom poms. Highly recommend!!

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gkrabbe 03 Mar, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Fun little project, had a great time building it with my daughter in the online class.

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Franki 06 Dec, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Arrived on time and as expected - a highly engaging and creative first electricity exploration kit. Happy with purchase!

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Sarah 28 Jan, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

This kit came so well packaged and presented. Communication gas been great, and my daughter is really looking forward to the workshop on Saturday!

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