Synth & Eurorack Parts / DIY

Our Synth & Eurorack Parts / DIY category is a curated list of items that are commonly found in synth/eurorack projects. The items and filters here do not represent our full lineup of parts. If you don't see what you are looking for, check out our main categories or send us a suggestion and we'll look into adding it.
Switch - GØRVA, Mini Toggle, DPDT, 2 Position, Solder Lugs, Medium Bat
Premium two position DPDT mini toggle switches from Gorva Design. The Bascular Mini switches have a medium 7.5mm actuator length. These switches feature silver plated copper contacts. RoHS compliant & lead-free. Mounting hardware included. Details
  • 8.89 mm bushing length
  • Medium bat
  • 2-Position On/On
  • ¼" mounting hole diameter
  • Double pole/Double throw (DPDT)
  • Solder lugs

Features:
  • Power Rating: DC9V, 1A
  • Contact Resistance: <10mΩ
  • Insulation Resistance: 1000MΩ Minimum
  • Dielectric Strength: 1000V RMS @ Sea Level
  • Operating Temperature: -40°C ~ +85°C
  • Electrical Life: 40,000 Cycles
  • RoHS & Lead-free
$1.25
Switch - GØRVA, Submini Toggle, SPDT, 2 Position, PC Pins, Medium Bat
Premium two position SPDT submini toggle switches from Gorva Design. The Bascular Sub Mini switches have a medium 7.37mm actuator length. These switches feature silver plated copper alloy contacts. The bushing is smooth and the switch is secured with the mounting bracket on the PCB. RoHS compliant & lead-free. Details
  • 5.59mm non-threaded bushing
  • 2-Position On/On
  • 4.95mm panel hole diameter
  • Single pole/Double throw (SPDT)
  • PC Pins

Features
  • Power Rating: DC9V, 1A
  • Contact Resistance: <20mΩ
  • Insulation Resistance: 1000MΩ Minimum
  • Dielectric Strength: 1000V RMS @ Sea Level
  • Operating Temperature: -40°C ~ +85°C
  • Electrical Life: 30,000 Cycles
  • RoHS & Lead-free
$1.35
Transistor - MPSA18, Darlington 200mA 45V NPN
NPN Darlington transistor (TO-92 package) - designed for high gain, low noise general purpose amplifier applications.
  • Max collector to emitter voltage = 45 V
  • Max collector to base voltage = 45 V
  • Max emitter to base voltage = 6.5 V
  • Max collector current = 0.2 A (continuous)
$0.15
Power Jack - Lumberg, DC Panel Mount, 5.5mm External, 2.1mm Internal
Lumberg panel mount barrel jack with solder lugs.This DC jack features a normally closed switch on the ring (sleeve) connection. For use with barrel plugs with a 5.5mm external diameter and 2.1mm internal diameter. Mounting nut included.
$1.15
Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, 9mm, Vertical, 11 Detents, 100K
Audio taper, vertical mount, Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter featuring 11 detents across the rotation. The 11 detent versions are useful for builds where 1-10 settings are commonly used or if the pot is used as a rotary switch along with a microcontroller. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included. See R-VAV-BX-11DET for linear taper versions.
$2.05
Potentiometer - Alpha, Audio, 9mm, Vertical, Dual Gang, 100K
Audio taper, vertical mount, dual gang Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter. Dual gang pots are useful for stereo controls and other circuits requiring two separate pots moving in tandem. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included. See R-VAV-BX-DUAL for linear taper versions.
$2.55
Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 9mm, Vertical, Center Notch
Linear taper, vertical mount, Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter and a center notch (detent). The center notch is useful for builds where the center position of the pot is commonly used such as panners or EQ controls. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included.
$1.95
Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 9mm, Vertical, 11 Detents
Linear taper, vertical mount, Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter featuring 11 detents across the rotation. The 11 detent versions are useful for builds where 1-10 settings are commonly used or if the pot is used as a rotary switch along with a microcontroller. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included. See R-VAV-A100K-11DET for an audio taper version.
$2.05
Potentiometer - Alpha, Linear, 9mm, Vertical, Dual Gang
Linear taper, vertical mount, dual gang Alpha pots with a 6.35mm shaft diameter. Dual gang pots are useful for stereo controls and other circuits requiring two separate pots moving in tandem. These 9mm pots are popular in DIY guitar pedals, synthesizers, and other projects. Mounting nut and washer included. See R-VAV-A100K-DUAL for an audio taper version.
$2.55
3.5mm Jack - Qingpu, Eurorack, Mono, Switched Tip, Snap-In, PCM
3.5mm TS jacks with a switched tip found in many DIY Eurorack projects. The WQP-WQP518MA-BM is the new improved version of the WQP-PJ301BM featuring Qingpu’s rugged square based bushing. The sleeve connection is through the outer bracket that snaps into place on the pcb allowing for easy construction and panel fitting. Hardware sold separately. See accessory items below.
$0.45
Diode - 1N5818, Schottky, High Switching Speed, 30V, 10A
1N5818 schottky diode with low forward voltage drop and high switching speeds.
  • Very small conduction losses
  • Negligible switching losses
  • Extremely fast switching
  • Low forward voltage drop
  • Avalanche capability specified
$0.15
Op-Amp - OPA2134, Dual, High Performance Audio, 8-Pin DIP
OPA2134 SoundPlus™ Audio dual op-amp with low distortion, low noise and precision. The OPA2134 are ultra-low distortion, low-noise operational amplifiers fully specified for audio applications. A true FET input stage is incorporated to provide superior sound quality and speed for exceptional audio performance. This, in combination with high output drive capability and excellent DC performance, allows for use in a wide variety of demanding applications. In addition, the OPA2134 has a wide output swing, to within 1 V of the rails, allowing increased headroom and making it ideal for use in any audio circuit. The OPA2134 SoundPlus™ audio operational amplifiers are easy to use and free from phase-inversion and the overload problems often found in common FET-input operational amplifiers. They can be operated from ±2.5-V to ±18-V power supplies.
$4.85
Transistor Socket - Mill Max, 3 Pin, Machine Pin, Through Hole
High quality TO package transistor sockets by Mill-Max. These machine pin sockets make swapping transistors in pedals and other projects a simple process. These use a standard TO footprint so they are ready for use on PCBs with matching footprints.
$1.95
LED - 3mm diameter, diffused lens, 3.6 mCd
Package of 5
Colors Available:
New!:
Lens Diameter: 3 mm Overall Height: 5.4 mm Lens Type: Diffused Multiple color options available.
$0.70
LED - 5mm diameter, diffused lens, 5 mCd
Package of 5
Colors Available:
New!:
5mm (T-1 ¾) diffused LED’s. Great for use in pedal builds and other applications where a tinted and diffused indicator is needed. Multiple colors available.
  • 5mm size
  • Tinted and diffused
  • Multiple colors available
  • Package of 5
$0.70
LED Lens - Fresnel, Polycarbonate, 5mm
Colors Available:
Panel mount led lenses made of high quality polycarbonate. These lenses provide a clean semi-flush appearance with a small panel footprint and work well in any project using LED indicators. Features:
  • ¼” mounting hole
  • For panel thicknesses of 1/16” to ⅛”
  • Fresnel lens
  • Low Profile
Starting at $0.59
Transistor - 2N7000, Mosfet, Small Signal
2N7000 N-channel enhancement mode field effect transistors. 2N7000 MOSFETs are used in many DIY projects such as boost and distortion effects pedals.
Features:
  • Voltage Controlled Small Signal Switch
  • High Saturation Current Capability
  • Rugged and Reliable
  • High Density Cell Design for Low RDS(ON)
$0.45
Diode - BAT41, Schottky, Small Signal
The BAT41 is a schottky diode used in many DIY projects. General purpose metal to silicon diode featuring very low turn-on voltage and fast switching. This device has integrated protection against excessive voltage such as electrostatic discharges.
$0.28
Banana Jack - Johnson Cinch, For 4mm Plugs, Panel Mount
Colors Available:
High quality banana jacks with tinned brass contacts and strong nylon housings. These jacks come in a wide variety of colors and work well with any 4mm banana plug. Cinch Johnson banana jacks are used in test equipment, audio equipment, as well as modular synthesizers such as DIY Buchla, Serge, and others. Features:
  • Formed brass contacts
  • Bright tin finish
  • Durable nylon 6/6 body
  • Nickel plated nut
  • 0.010Ω maximum contact resistance
  • Keyed mounting with two flatted sides
Starting at $0.95
Diode - 1N914, Small Signal
The 1N914 is a small signal diode similar to the 1N4148 and is common in many older electronics. The 1N914 is general purpose and can be used in a multitude of different applications.
$0.18
Op-Amp - NJM4580D, Dual, Audio, DIP 8
The NJM4580D is a dual opamp popularly used in many distortion pedals.
This chip is a dual operational amplifier, specially designed for improving the tone control, which is most suitable for the audio application. Featuring noiseless, higher gain bandwidth, high output current and low distortion ratio, it is most suitable not only for acoustic electronic parts of audio pre-amp and active filter, but also for the industrial measurement tools. It is also suitable for the headphone amp at higher output current, and furthermore, it can be applied for the handy type set operational amplifier of general purpose in application of low voltage single supply type which is properly biased of the low voltage source.
Features:
  • Operating Voltage ±2V~±18V
  • Low Input Noise Voltage 0.8µVrms typ.
$0.85
Transistor - 2N3906, TO-92 case, PNP
General purpose low-power PNP bipolar junction transistor, used frequently in hobbyist electronic projects. For the NPN 2N3904 see P-Q2N3904
$0.28
Transistor - 2N6027 Programmable Unijunction
2N6027 programmable unijunction transistor often referred to as a PUT. The 2n6027 can be found in many tremolo effects pedal projects.
$1.45
Transistor - 2N5087, Bipolar, General Purpose, PNP
2N5087 PNP Bipolar Junction Transistor in TO-92 package. For the NPN 2N5087 see P-Q2N5088
$0.28