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Theremin Schematics

Here's a list of various types of theremin schematics.  You'll find tube theremins, transistor theremins, optical theremins, beginner, and advanced projects.  If you're not sure where to start, we suggest reading through our theremin construction forum to get an idea of which schematic might be best for you.

Note, we've moved schematics and technical information for RCA theremins and the Keppinger theremins to their own pages.

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Thierrymin pitch only theremin - Added by: Jason 12/29/2013
A pitch only theremin schematic designed by noted theremingineur Thierry Frenkel. Designed to be built from readily available parts and to perform well. Perfect for the hobbyist, for science fair projects, or for anyone who wants to scratch build a working theremin!
15 Russian Theremin Articles With Schematics - Added by: Jason 3/4/2013
A set of 15 theremin-related articles appeared in the Russian magazine Radio from 1964 onward. TW member ILYA graciously scanned and donated this trove of information and also provided a handy English index with tips for reading the Russian schematics.
A Wine Box Theremin - Added by: Jason 2/2/2013
Theremin World member Adrian Bontenbal shared this article with us detailing how he built a transistor theremin inside a wooden wine box.
Popular Electronics 1955 Tube Theremin - Added by: Jason 11/10/2012
Phil Nelson has shared the 1955 schematic on his antique radio website.
Kustom Theremin Schematic - Added by: Jason 9/28/2012
Robert George supplied this schematic for his Kustom theremin, originally based on the Moog Melodia theremin.
Skywave H1 Theremin Schematic - Added by: Jason 5/17/2012
These schematics / code / layouts are for the Skywave H1 Pitch-only “Theremin”. 16 of these were built and operated in the Royal Festival Hall (South-bank arts centre) for 10 days in 2010. Includes schematic, parts list, and circuit board patterns.
PAiA Theremax Schematic - Added by: Jason 1/5/2012
Online version of the schematic for the popular DIY theremin kit from PAiA.
Another Theremin Circuit - Added by: omhoge 6/12/2011
Designed by Russ. Kincade, and posted Craig Kendrick Sellen
Kendrick Sellen Theremin for Tube Enthusiasts - Added by: TW-Staff 3/26/2011
Kendrick Sellen Tube Theremin Schematics.
Build A Photo Theremin From 7 Parts! ( - Added by: Jason 7/6/2010
This is a demo of Forrest Mims, III’s Audible Light Meter. This photo-theremin design was originally published in Optoelectronic Projects Vol 1, published by Radio Shack in 1976.
Art Harrison - Added by: Jason 5/25/2010
Art Harrison shares his latest theremin designs with the world! Be sure to check this one out for clear directions and excellent technical description.
Clara Rockmore's Theremin Schematic - Added by: Jason 5/12/2008
Hand-drawn by Bob Moog, these schematics will give you insight into Prof. Theremin's original design concepts. schematic page 1, schematic page 2. Also available are the technical notes Bob Moog wrote while working on her theremin. Adrian Bontenbal also provided some additional tech notes on this circuit with details that are hard to make out from Bob's schematic as well as some bonus circuits.
The RS Theremin - Added by: Jason 2/21/2005
This site shows you how to build a theremin using only parts available at your local Radio Shack!
Pierre Genet's Tube Theremin - Added by: Jason 2/21/2005
Pierre has built a new tube theremin design based loosely on the RCA theremin. He has graciously shared his schematic and several sample sound clips with us!
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