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Xylophone Project Kit

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Teaching Notes
Key Stage 3/4
Make your own music! This Xylophone Kit has 8 tabs along the border of the PCB, each of which plays a musical tone when pressed.

Availability: In Stock.

Code1+ 5+ 50+
(£6.90 incl VAT)
(£4.86 incl VAT)
(£4.50 incl VAT)

The xylophone has eight notes. Each note is sounded by placing a finger onto a tab along the side of the PCB, allowing a simple tone to be played.

The conversion of key presses into the frequency of the note is done by a PIC micro-controller, pre-programmed with software for this application.


  • 8 note xylophone.
  • Pre-programmed PIC micro-controller chip.



  • PCB Length: 93mm.
  • PCB Width: 38mm.



This kit is supplied in a simple grip seal bag.

Free samples:

Teachers can order a sample of this kit (one per school) here. You will need to select the kit from a list of all the sample kits; the stock code for this kit is 2105.
Note: this service is only offered to schools for evaluation purposes only.

Buy British:

 This kit is designed and manufactured in the UK by Kitronik.

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  • If you live on the UK mainland and don't have any large materials or lithium batteries in your order it will cost 3.95 (4.74 including VAT) if you spend less than 40 (48 including VAT).
  • If you spend between 40 and 200 (48 - 240.00 including VAT, excluding large materials or lithium batteries) delivery is free to most locations, 12 (14.40 including VAT, excluding large materials or lithium batteries) to Northern Ireland and 15 (18.00 including VAT, excluding large materials or lithium batteries) to UK remote locations. For a list of postcodes that will be charged the remote location rate click here.
  • If you spend over 200 (240.00 including VAT, excluding large materials or lithium batteries) delivery is free within the UK.

Rest of the world

  • These orders are sent via UPS, and the cost is dependant on the service you choose at checkout. Alternatively you can choose the free collection option and have your own courier collect it from us. International orders can only be shipped to the registered card address. Please note: International orders may be charged import duty dependant on local import laws and duty rates. These charges are usually billed to you directly from UPS.
  • Delivery times vary for international orders depending on the service selected and the destination. You can see the delivery time and cost at the shipping stage, or by using the shipping estimator from within the shipping basket.


  • If you would like to collect your order, or use your own courier then there is an option you can select during checkout. We do not charge a packaging or handling fee for this service, and you will receive an email when your order has been processed, you can collect half an hour after receipt of this email.

Further Information

  • For information about all of the delivery options we offer click here.

Physical characteristics:

  • PCB Length: 93mm.
  • PCB Width: 38mm.
  • PCB Component Count: 13.

Electrical characteristics:

  • Voltage Nominal: 4.5V.
  • Voltage Range: 3.3-5V.
  • Standby Current: 1.6mA.
  • Current Max at Nominal Voltage: 115mA.
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