Introduction: How to Make a Circuit Board Guitar Pick

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

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

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

Step 3: Cut It Out

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

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'

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

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...

Comments

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Ringer1515 made it!(author)2014-04-17

Thanks! Remember to vote for it

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Zcthevegan made it!(author)2016-02-01

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!!

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Yonatan24 made it!(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:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Re-Using-Old-Circu...

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Yonatan24 made it!(author)2015-11-28

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

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bretgeek made it!(author)2015-10-08

Awesome idea and great for re-use!

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Steph-Jean made it!(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

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eande102 made it!(author)2014-10-07

Cool pic, I love guitar

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HawkinFish made it!(author)2014-08-11

I made mine from a GameKey

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

this is awesome

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SM7ISCOOL made it!(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

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Nickynui made it!(author)2014-06-09

Genius!

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tomxu made it!(author)2014-05-30

The most convenient to make stuff ! I like it!

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cyberbuilder made it!(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.

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bseed2 made it!(author)2014-04-17

Nice!!

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Ringer1515 made it!(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

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Cbear04 made it!(author)2014-04-14

This guitar pick sounds so great

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Ringer1515 made it!(author)2014-04-13

Awesome! Thank you

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kracken42 made it!(author)2014-04-13

Just voted!

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CommanderCookie made it!(author)2014-04-12

Voted!! Awesome

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Ringer1515 made it!(author)2014-04-10

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

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Bartuss made it!(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! :)

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Ringer1515 made it!(author)2014-04-09

Am am glad. Remember to vote for it

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Ringer1515 made it!(author)2014-04-09

I am glad you guys liked it! :)

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legamin made it!(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.

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wusupworld made it!(author)2014-04-08

Nice need to make one

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