The Oskitone Scout Is Like The Open Source IKEA Synthesizer

San Francisco-based DIY synth maker Oskitone has introduced the Scout, an Arduino-compatible square wave monosynth that’s like the open source IKEA synth you assemble yourself.


  • 17 keys
  • Custom PCB and 3D-printed hardware
  • Satisfying “clicky” tactile switches
  • Built-in amplifier, speaker, and output jack
  • Powered by 3 AAA batteries
  • Open-source and ready to be hacked. Re-programmable with FTDI cable (not included)

Pricing and Availability

It’s available as a full kit, fully assembled or you can go full-on [email protected], get the source and 3D print the case. A barebones kit is priced at $42 USD and the fully-assembled synth is priced at $125.