Introduction: How to Make a Circuit Board Guitar Pick

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This is a simple how to on making a guitar pick. Always remember that everything can be reused and recycled in the most simple way or the most extravagant way. Hope you enjoy this instructable!

Step 1: Materials

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For this you will need a circuit board, another guitar pick to trace, a file and something to cut the circuit board (scissors will work if the board is thin enough)

Step 2: Tracing It Out

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Trace out your guitar pick with the guitar pick that you already have

Step 3: Cut It Out

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Once you have traced the pick out get a pair of wire cutters or even scissors and start cutting it out

Step 4: Turning Rough Copy Into Good Copy

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When it is cut out begin to file the sides so it is exactly on the traced lines and not jagged anymore

Step 5: Making It Look 'Perdy'

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When you have it nice and smooth and the shape you want you can use sand paper to file of the green cover on the copper (beware this will scratch it) I don't like doing it for that reason but if you are willing to spend a little extra time you can make it look nice with a knife. (that is what I did in the picture above) The pictures above are the before and after.

Step 6: Vote and Comment

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Remember to vote for this in the green electronics contest, the full spectrum laser contest and the gadget hacking contest if you liked it Also tell me what you would like me to do next in the comments Thanks for following! Hope you enjoyed my instructable!
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Until next time...


robertsrock (author)2017-12-05

I love it, it such a good idea I am going to make one today.


Ringer1515 (author)2014-04-17

Thanks! Remember to vote for it

Zcthevegan (author)Ringer15152016-02-01

This is f#$king genius! I just moved, and out of 7 guitar cases i havent been able to find a single pic!! UGH! Thanks for the intelligent and refurbished(recycle, reuse, etc) idea! Now i just have to unpack the box of electronics ive had no use for until now!!

Yonatan24 (author)2015-11-28

Hi, I've added your project to the "Re-Using Old Circuit Boards (PCB's)" Collection

This is the link If you are interested:

Yonatan24 (author)2015-11-28

Cool! Just be careful from the lead and wash your hands after that...

bretgeek (author)2015-10-08

Awesome idea and great for re-use!

Steph-Jean (author)2014-12-03

It works wonderfully, and looks great too! XD I made it out of a watch circuit board which was a cool blue c: All pieces where on the board, and that black spot is a great thumb area cx

eande102 (author)2014-10-07

Cool pic, I love guitar

HawkinFish (author)2014-08-11

I made mine from a GameKey

Creitenour made it! (author)2014-07-27

this is awesome

SM7ISCOOL (author)2014-06-24

I had a broken DS game, if you use a screwdriver to pry it open you can get a thin circuit board thats easy to cut with scissors and it has a neat looking nintendo logo on it

Nickynui (author)2014-06-09


tomxu (author)2014-05-30

The most convenient to make stuff ! I like it!

cyberbuilder (author)2014-04-23

Don't use a expensive board! Go to a dollar store and buy a calculator then take it apart and do this.

bseed2 (author)2014-04-17


Ringer1515 (author)2014-04-15

Thank you. I personally don't play guitar but my sister does and she say it sounds better than all her others

Cbear04 (author)2014-04-14

This guitar pick sounds so great

Ringer1515 (author)2014-04-13

Awesome! Thank you

kracken42 (author)2014-04-13

Just voted!

CommanderCookie (author)2014-04-12

Voted!! Awesome

Ringer1515 (author)2014-04-10

Glad it helped you! Remember to vote for it :)

Bartuss (author)2014-04-10

Made it. Don't bother using 1 sided "green shield" board. And also your pcb should be really thin. Thanks for idea anyways! :)

Ringer1515 (author)2014-04-09

Am am glad. Remember to vote for it

Ringer1515 (author)2014-04-09

I am glad you guys liked it! :)

legamin (author)2014-04-09

how cool! We just bought my son a guitar pick punch that would really make quick work of this! I never thought of the material for a pick because of the arsenic involved in the processing but I figured I can protect the part he touches using a very durable lacquer.

wusupworld (author)2014-04-08

Nice need to make one

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