Step 4: Rock on!

That's it. Very quick. You should be able to start playing again.

My accuracy is better with this abomination. Says something about the engineering quality of the default pedal, I suppose. If you're having trouble, make sure the switch is aligned with the magnet. You can also find square mallets at a well-stocked drum store, could always get one of those, and extra magnets, to give yourself a better strike zone.

Padding between the mallet and the project board wouldn't hurt, but don't use anything too thick or magnetically-shielding, or your switch won't trigger.

Also wouldn't be a bad thing to use better materials...I'd have attached this to plywood, if I had any scrap laying around. In that case, you'd certainly want some softer materials wrapped around your magnet, or you'll eventually crack it smacking into the contact zone.

The foam board seems fine, but I recommend at least a double layer so it doesn't snap in the middle of your first song. Of course, if it does snap....duct tape can totally fix that.

You could also put a rubber pad above or below the magnet, as long as the pad is a little thicker than the magnet, so the pad will hit the striking surface, and the magnet will just be close to the surface, tiny bit of air-gap to reduce direct physical impact to the magnet itself.

I've included one last view from the back, since I'd already uploaded it.

Now...Go play your drums.
Same thing happened to me, TWICE :D. So my first reppair was addingsome corded tubes on the back (after some skilled plastic shaving) and two ziplocks as tensors with a metal plate (scrap aero-steel from my uni´s workshop) and worked over 1 1/2 years. Then the tip broke so i used a shelf stand, sawed it and more ziplocks xD. works well i may post it in case u dont have a real drumkit :D
Dude I had the same problem last night and tried something wicked similar out of desperation! Looks like the way you're doing it is working though =P I decided to use something a little different after playing around with this for a while.<br/>
A quick update...While fiddling with the placement of the sensor in the foam board, I broke the wire off of the switch. Since I was going to have to re-solder it anyway, I tried something I'd been wanting to experiment with...Took a magnetic sensor like the ones used in home security systems (see image) and just directly attached the wires from the bass pedal cable to the security sensor. Worked like a charm.
5/5 and fave! Really awesome! What difficulty do you play on?
Sorry, I didn't actually read it. Just a heads up in case you move onto expert, Run to the Hills on Expert is a pain the the nuts. It hurts your arms like crazy. And If you bought any songs, Blinded By Fear is the hardest song yet. I had just beat it today on expert. Which now means I can play ANY song on expert! So... do I deserve a cookie?

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