This will hopefull tell you how to create your very own bass drum/hi-hat pedal for you DIY electronic drum kit (mine coming soon!) to gamepad hack or as a fix for your rock band pedal (not tested since i don't have rock band). I seriously made this out of things I found in my room and in the backyard. All you need to get started is:
- about 1cm thick wood. Can be either MDF or particle board. I used particle board. Must be enough for a stable base and the foot pedal. I measured my foot and exanded about 10cm before i decided the final cut
- Micro switch
- Screws and
Be warned! This pedal will make you/your set-up look ghetto as!
Step 1: The Base
Once you're done head over to the next step!
Step 2: The Pedal Stopper and the Microswitch Holder
This takes a bit opf trail and error so heres what i did.
1. I placed the foot pedal on the base. mark the bottom of the pedal. This makes it easier to place the hinge. I then pressed the side of the "L" of the 2x4 against the side of the pedal and placed the bottom of the L on the bottom of the pedal so looking up, the 2x4 was directly underneath the pedal
2. I hammered on the microswitch (you should use screws) into place. I positioned it so that when the pedal was depressed, it would smack against the wooden stopper and would lightly press the microswitch and hear a click
3. After that I drilled it all into place
Step 3: Hinge and Spring
Step 4: Finish!1!!!1!!
Keep a look out for my DIY drum kit coming to an instructable near you!1!!1!!111!!1111!!!