This project is part of the OpenChord.org Guitar Hero controller series, and in this instructable I'll be making the pedal specifically for the OpenChord V1 controller, who's instructions you can find here. However, this also works for any other guitar hero controller.
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Step 1: Basic Theory + Parts
1 guitar foot pedal
2 long strands of wire, at least 4 so feet long - ideally, these strands will be connected together
1 Guitar Hero controller
Heat shrink / electrical tape
Optional (and used in this instructable)
Small bits of wire
Wire connectors - I wound up using an actual guitar cable I had lying around, but if you have a male/female set of audio jacks, those will work nicely too. This will let you store the guitar and pedal separately.
Step 2: Take It Apart
Step 3: Connect the Pedal
In my version, I soldered two small wires first, then soldered them onto a cut-open section of guitar cord that I then passed through one of the output jacks, since I'm not really going to use this pedal for anything but this. If you're using your own jack, solder the male end of the jack onto the free end of the wire.
Put the pedal back together.
Step 4: Connect the Guitar
If you're using a jack / connector instead of just one big wire, find a good place on the body of the guitar and install the jack / connector there. This way, the jack will be as close as possible to the guitar so you don't have 4 feet of extra cord getting in the way when you put your guitar away. Then, using extra wire, connect the jack up to the
In this particular version, using the OpenChord V1, I attached the wires directly to the wires leading to the output jack on my guitar. This way, I plug in my modified foot pedal into my guitar like you would a regular foot pedal, and it looks pretty sweet.