I’ve been making my own synthesizers for the last few months. It started with a challenge from my friend August. August pointed me to the $25 Sythrotek Atari Punk Console kit at makershed. Prior to this I had been messing with Arduino synthesizers (primarily using the under-respected Mozzi library). We ordered some noise box kits and when they arrived, started awkwardly soldering.
My favorite thing is that I’m learning an astounding amount every day. I think that is how it goes whenever you dive into something that you didn’t know much about!
Shout out to Synthrotek and Dr. Bleep. I started with some kits and am now building my own little noiseboxes inspired by the kits (and any number of fine internet peeps). Here are a few photos from the early builds including a my finished APC kit in the DIY wooden box.