Tech & DIY / 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.
Thierrymin pitch only theremin
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
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
Theremin World member Adrian Bontenbal shared this article with us detailing how he built a transistor theremin inside a wooden wine box.
Kustom Theremin Schematic
Robert George supplied this schematic for his Kustom theremin, originally based on the Moog Melodia theremin.
Skywave H1 Theremin Schematic
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.
Art Harrison shares his latest theremin designs with the world! Be sure to check this one out for clear directions and excellent technical description.
The RS Theremin
This site shows you how to build a theremin using only parts available at your local Radio Shack!
Pierre Genet's Tube Theremin
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!