Kinetic Light-Up Speaker

  1. Grades 6-8


Make some noise with a light-up speaker — built by you! Get familiar with electronic components as you build the speaker’s circuit to connect lights and sounds. As the music plays, lights flash and foam balls bounce to the beat. Ready to get movin’ and groovin’ with electronics? (USB power source not included.)

Why it’s awesome

  1. Turn-it-up engineering

    Use real electronic components to wire it up and rock out.

  2. Bounce to the beat

    Crank the volume to watch lights flash and balls dance to the music.

  3. Wireless tunes

    Play music from any device with Bluetooth technology.

What’s included?

  • 2 wood panels

  • 16 brackets

  • 10 bolts

  • speaker wall

  • mesh piece

  • speaker

  • 2 AA batteries

  • battery pack

  • 7 wires

  • 4 resistors

  • capacitor

  • clear plate

  • sticker sheet

  • transistor

  • 2 screwdrivers

  • cable

  • breadboard

  • breadboard card

  • audio jack & nut

  • 3 LEDs

  • 2 sticky foam sheets

  • illustrated instruction booklet

Topics explored

  1. Science of sound

  2. Electrical engineering

  3. How speakers work

From the desk of the product designer:

Behind the design

We didn’t originally set out to design a speaker that was as visual as it was vibin’. But during an early test run, we happened to scatter some beads on a speaker cone. It was so fun watching the beads dance around, we knew we had to make that a part of the project — but with colorful foam balls, of course. We added the tubes later . . . after the speaker sent the balls flying all over the place. (Oops.)

- KiwiCo Product Designer

By the numbers


Speaker cones tested


Songs played during design and testing


Foam balls sacrificed in the name of science



9 reviews



    It was fun, interesting and the speaker is very useful!



    By far, my son's favorite build! Definitely recommend this one!!!



    i liked that you can connect your phone/tablet to it.I think that you should make it have a bluetooth connection so i can play my music when i have my phone in my pocket.



    Really good sound quality, but was a bit delayed; was easy to put together.



    It is a gift. My Grandson loves your products and will love this kit.

    Levi Ngai


    It was great!!! It was missing a few parts, but we got the parts that were missing really quick! The speaker is super good too!

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