Introduction: Simple Playful Stompbox
Having a hobbies and a kid in one time sometimes make us confused. which one should i play with in a first row?
so, as a note of this project is:
the main goal is not a "industrially perfect-clean-smooth-well fabricated" thing but a "pride and joy" stuff. As many DIY-ers said "building a pedal is not a rocket science", so i encourage you that we could make it if we want.
a step before all step that you should do is: smile and ask your kid, "you wanna play, my dear?"
Step 1: #1. Search a Schematics, Layout, Bill of Material, and Then Buy It...
after you asking your kid, go find a schematics, layout, bill of material, and then buy it...
after your kid agree to play your game, go find a schematics out there. so many kind person that share it for free.
a noob in electronics? not to worry. so many tutorials also. all you need is a passion. :D
i take the boneyard from madbean pedals, since their sound and their layout is so beautiful. and there's so many kind people there that helping me. :)
after the schematics learned, make a PCB. for the detailed process, it's gonna be in another tutorial.
mount every component in their place. solder it...
so the things you need are:
4. smile and fun
make sure when you're doing your part, your kid is doing theirs. :)
Step 2: #2. Check It Out...
an electronics wont be electronics if they doesn't work. check it.
no buzz?no sound?no light? check it again. make sure you solder it right. make sure the orientations, make sure the in and out is figured.
confused? use an audio probe(search it on google,man)
already buzzing? congratulations.
Step 3: #3. Artist Work
hey, where's the artist when you do the previous step?
here they are...
always ask them a questions, why it red, why it blue, why it goes like that, etc. make him/her know about their work. make sure they know their concept, so they'll learn about concepting and thinking, not only a "coloring" job.
it doesn't matter if their work is rough, unperfect, etc. it's an art. let it flow...
Step 4: #4. Final Touch
when your artist finished their projects, check it. it's not a sin when you retouch it with a small finishing such as a lines, little bit bolding or a "cornice" finish. don't forget to cover it with a hardener or a clear coat to make the painting stuck and stay at it place.
now the rock and the box is ready. box it, and then rock it... :)
Step 5: #5. the Playful Box
the final step is, say to your kid, that they do a great job. you wouldn't make it without them.
you got your box, and they got their pride.
now, rock it, dude.... :)