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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+
(£6.78 incl VAT)
(£4.74 incl VAT)
(£4.38 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.

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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