Volume Pedal

How can i make my own Volume Pedal? What do i need? i'm not good actually in Electronics.. but i can learn if some can teach me... pls...

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Wah Pedal

Hey! Can anyone please tell me about the working and construction of a simple WAH PEDAL for Guitar? I wanna make one but i dunno the procedure... So can someone help me to make 1?

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rudder pedals?

What is the best way to make rudder pedals for flightgear with and arduino. I want something like what on this page http://www.simprojects.nl/rudder_pedals.htm or this page http://www.simprojects.nl/rudder_pedals_iv.htm If anyone has a good circuit diagram and code that would be helpful.

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Beautiful Pedal Cars

The humble pedal car has been given the deluxe treatment with these stunning custom jobs. These are rolling works of art and I only wish I could see them in person, but will make do with these pictures for now. Custom Champion Cometsvia Core77

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Guitar Pedal Help

Hello there, I am currently fixing a VOX Wah Wah pedal. The bypass works - the wah wah effect does not. How exactly does one check to see if each individual component is working? Is it by using a multimeter? How exactly can I do that? (I've put in a 9v battery and tried seeing if there was voltage around the circuit, but I think I am doing it wrong.) Can anyone give me some tips?  Here is a picture. http://i.imgur.com/LKq0bSY.jpg

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Guitar Pedal Prototypes

Don't get me wrong, I love acoustic guitars... But I love a good crazily distorted guitar that almost sounds like a synth. Rage against the machine's guitarist Tom Morello epitomizes that wild sound for me. Most good bands have an instantly recognizable sound and one of the ways a guitarist can distinguish zer self is to use a unique set of pedals. Now you could go buy a set and find just the right setup for your taste... or you can build your own. Best part is, there's no soldering involved:Bevis Boardvia:Make

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Guitar Pedals/ Stompboxes

I was thinking that this site needed more guitar pedals/ stomp boxes on here, what about you guys? Feel free to post any. I mean, they could be very useful for some people, including myself.

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Good overdrive pedal? Answered

 Not too cheap, not to expensive.

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Metal Pedal Board

I want to make a aluminium pedal board. Will I have issues with ground, signal etc.?

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Guitar wah pedal?

Question, I would like to build a simple wah circuit, and i looked in Tonepad.com and it gave one result but the circuit was a distortion pedal, it was weird, but anyways, ive heard that wah's are easy to build the circuit but the build is hard, the pedal part. sooo any circuits anyone knows of? thank you!!!

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DIY effect pedals?

OK, soo, i would like to start making some effect pedals, i play synth, guitar, and sing a bit, what do you recomend building for a good starter effect? i am already into electronics, i have built a couple amps, an oscillator synth and some other random electronic projects, but now i would like to try my luck on effect pedals, and i dont exactly know what effect is the one i should build first, im looking for something not too hard but a challenge that also has an awesome reward, ideas?

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A Bike With No Seat Or Pedals!

I thought this was very cool!  Weird 'Flintstones' Bike Has No Pedals or Seat 7 hours ago - 2:28 German engineering students have created a new way of getting around, and it's called The Fliz. The new James Dyson Award-nominated form of transportation is powered the old fashioned way: by your feet, Fred Flintstone style. With no pedals or seat, will this new form of transportation actually take off? Only a panel of experts bankrolled by the expensive vacuum cleaner salesman can decide! Also, Lady Gaga's meat dress is now a painted beef jerky dress, and will be on display in a Washington, DC mu. http://screen.yahoo.com/weird-flintstones-bike-has-no-pedals-or-seat-30522431.html?pb_list=23dce613-c500-43f0-9134-70e58b73187a

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pedal powered tractor

I'm no designer but here's an idea I've been stewing on for some time. I've hunted but not found any designs for a pedal powered tractor. The very early tractors were very large;could to lots of work; but they only had 2 or 3 horsepower. They ran so slow you could count the piston strokes. The designs were simple and they were work horses. Our new high horse powered gas tools often cann't do nearly as much. The old machines used heavy flywheels; slow to start but they kept on rolling. With the improvements we've made in bike gearing systems why not make a pedal powered tractor that could do serious work with that same heavy flywheel technology?

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Distortion pedal project

I was planning on making a motion detector with my roommates but that proved a difficult first project so now we have the plans for a distortion pedal for guitar.Here is the design for it and here is where we are going to buy the equipment (except for the audio jacks which we bought at Radio Shack already).Here are a couple of things we need to know first:1) The plan calls for two 10uf electrolytic capacitors, and the store has those but of 5 varieties with different voltages, which ones should we get?2) What kind of capacitors do we need? Ceramic disk?3) The plans call for a 0.0056uF capacitor yet I couldn't find one like that, can I just substitute one similar? If so, which one?4) If anyone wouldn't mind, could someone explain how this circuit works? Preferably answer the other questions, but I would like to learn how it works also.Thanks a lot to all who answer!

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pedal power washing machine

Has anyone out there, made a washing machine, using pedal power like a pushbike etc.??? regards steve

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Distortion Pedal - Need a little help!

 Hello all. I am in need of some help!! https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-easy-guitar-distortion-pedal-STEP-BY-STEP/step20/Adding-a-bypass-switch/ This is a 'schematic' of a distortion pedal for guitars In this specific picture it shows how to install a BYPASS SWITCH. I'm having trouble with it, when i turn the switch on i get nice distorted sound.....when i turn the switch off i get NO sound. (i should be having lean guitar sound instead) I hooked up everything perfectly. Still problems. What can I do so that when I turn the switch off I will get clean sound?  Any suggestions?  Thank you.

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Boss DS1 pedal not working anymore, any solutions?

I bought a DS1 not so long ago and the battery had died. I didn't want to go to buy a new one so I decided stupidly to connect a 12V plug that I had lying around. It was working fine for a minute until I started to notice a burning smell. The pedal stopped working altogether and now I'm left without the pedal I use most, and don't have the money for a new one. I don't know wether to throw it out completely or try and fix it if it's just a small component that needs replaced. If i put a battery in the light comes on, sound still goes through, but no distortion. Any ideas on what I should do?  Cheers in advance 

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What is a good design for a pedal powered water pump, (maybe using a bicycle)?

We need to pump rain water from a holding container to a water tower, about 60 horizontal feet and 10 to 15 vertical feet.

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Can anyone identify this item?

It is an old foot pedal, cast iron. It has both incoming and outgoing electric cords. Both leading from the perferated round cylinder. The pedal is spring loaded and returns to the up postion after the pressure is removed. Thanks

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How to replace a potentiometer?

There is a potentiometer on my $500+ vintage guitar pedal that i recently broke off. Any suggestions to glueing it or figuring out a way to put it back on? The knob is the only part that is off and i still have the knob.

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in an bike powered generator can i take the current to my laptop r do i have to use an battery if so YYYYYYYY????????

If i make an bike powered generator which will power my laptop do i have 2 use battery r can i go in the laptop directly and if so could it damage my laptop that way ???????

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guitar hero distortion pedal

Ive been thinking... coudnt you make a distortion pedal? like somting that flashes random inputs for the right analog stick. the right analog stick controls whamy bar. woudnt that ncrease your score?

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guitar pedals and pedal bords? Answered

What i really mean is how to they all connect into one guitar and 1 amplifeir

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Multi-Button USB Pedal

I wanted to make a USB pedal for my computer and set macros on it using glovepie. my problem is i dont know what items/steps used to make the pedal (other than buttons, wire, and a USB connection). i was shooting for ti to look something like those old pedals for guitars, nothing too fancy.

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LED problem on distortion pedal?

Recently I have bought a DOD supra distortion pedal, it works fine exept LED, when I open it LED wasn't attached anywhere so I attach it where it should be, but when I engage pedal LED doesn't shine, but when the pedal iz OFF (clean tone) LED shine. o.O Can someone help me PLZ! THNAKS!

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magnetic bike pedals DIY? Answered

I'm Brainstorming a better magnetic pedal .   I know Proton and Mavic already make them But I'd like to have a Mag-Pedal that can be used with any shoe .    ... IDEA:  Using recycled neodymium magnets glued recessed into a gel insole  and magnets on pedals I'm hoping to make it easier than cleats on special shoes.  Of course you won't get the locked in power of straps or clippless cleats .This would be ideal for mud,gravel, quick commuting on regular bikes,bmx,mtb,people who what some full leg power on the up stroke but want to put your foot anywhere on the pedal you want.  Question: Might there be extra bearing ware from magnets?  Will there be enough magnetism through an inch of rubber to work??   Please critique my idea . 

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Arduino Guitar Effects Pedal?

Ive been wanting to do this for some time, but my technical abilities are somewhat lacking, especially in the programming side of things.  Could somebody please join these two projects together for me? http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/08/collins-lab-guitar-pedal-modding-wi.html and https://www.instructables.com/id/Lo-fi-Arduino-Guitar-Pedal/ I know this is unpaid work, but you're a kind bunch :-)  P.S. I just realised that this does seem to be a lot of work - two different sets of hardware does complicates things somewhat :-/

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Guitar pedal audio splitter?

Hello everybody. I need some advice on something I have on my mind, but I lack the knowledge to make. I have a guitar pedal, to which I added a 3.5 mm audio out to plug my headphones to. Now, I'd like to have an audio in jack, to which I could plug my PC, and listen to the base track while playing.  I think this should be very simple to add, but you never know.  Can somebody give me some schematics to follow? Thanks a lot :)

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how to make a distortion/pedal? Answered

If you could make a very easy instructble on it it will help show wiring nd ake it for a preschooler to read.

Question by DELETED_JAZ97   |  last reply


usb page turner foot pedal?

i have a foot pedal for my yamaha keyboard with a 1/4" jack at the end of a cable; i want to connect it to my laptop to turn pages while i am playing music; as you all know laptops dont have 1/4" audio inputs; could any one please describe a way to connect the pedal to the usb port? i have the software for the laptop to recognise whether the pedal is on or off; usb cables have 4 wires, two for data and two for power; i am assuming that i would have to use the power lines for this since the pedal is simply a switch; any info/help would br highly appreciated thank you

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Need help with guitar Distortion pedal schematic? Answered

Hello ,I'm trying to make a guitar pedal based on the gain stage of Fender Bullet amp.I draw 2 schematics , but i dont know whitch is better .Can you check it for me please ! Thanks for advance ! sorry for my bad English! this is the schematic http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg132/chipmapple/chipdist.png

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Wah pedal as speed controller for Dremel?

I was working with my Dremel the other night and I noticed my not-working Crybaby out of the corner of my eye and started thinking that it would be a perfect speed controller for my dremel. I think I'm gonna tear it apart and see what it looks like inside and see maybe where to go from there. Probably would like it to have a footswitch somehow that will turn it off or when it is pushed all the way in it will turn off. Just an idea. If anybody has some suggestions or maybe could build it and make an instructable that would be awesome.

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How do I fix a zoom G1 guitar pedal? Answered

My brother was standing on my amp to hang something and it fell. he said everything was fine, but then I tried to use my pedal and the knob to the left (the one that changes between what part of the effect you edit) wasn't working right. it doesn't do anything when you turn it, and only works when you push down on it. I have a jam session tomorrow, so I need to know ASAP.

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How do I make my double bass pedal move smoother and faster? Answered

Okay, I bought a used pdp double bass pedal single chain. It is very stiff and I play better if it is smoother and/or faster. Any ideas for how I can lubricate it?

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How difficult would it be for a former piano player to learn pedal steel guitar? Answered

I don't live in that 'neck of the woods' where pedal steel guitars are popular, but have always loved the sound, country western in particular. I've played some rhythm guitar years ago. How difficult is it to learn pedal steel guitar? I'm looking for a 'for instance' here as it's a personal commitment & takes practice, but that's no problem for me. Thank you.

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how to make a foot pedal to use as a clutch on a PC?

I want to make a clutch for a driving game i already have the gas and brake pedal but no clutch pedal.  my question is how would one go about making a clutch pedal and no i don't just want to run a momentary pedal on it as it has no real travel on it its just a pedal that goes on and off in a very exact spot  thanks in advance  andrew

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Where is the best spot to put the bass pedal on guitar hero? Answered

Where is the best place to put the bass pedal so it doesn't kill your leg :P

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iOS controlled arduino guitar pedal

Hi everyone !  I was looking to make an iOS controlled guitar pedal (using and arduino uno !).  First a very simple one, like an overdrive or a distortion, and later something more complex ! Who could help me ? I managed to create the overdrive with this instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Overdrive-Pedal/ and the distortion with this one https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-easy-guitar-distortion-pedal-STEP-BY-STEP/?ALLSTEPS. I don't know how to use one of those pedals and to connect it to an arduino uno and then to be able to change the settings (like being able to change what we can change with the buttons of the pedal) with a very simple iphone app (through wifi or bluetooth, probably with an arduino shield) If anyone could give me a lead ...  Thanks for taking the time to read me and for your help !  Merry Christmas ! 

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Guitar effect-pedal built into the guitar

Hey, I thought if it's possible to add the electronics from a guitar pedal to the guitar itself. It would obviously take some space, but it didn't seem impossible to me. Any ideas, is this even a realistic idea? I must do some more research on how much place it would take and how to wire etc. Any help or thoughts are welcome!

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Pedal Power LED lit night soccer!

My school entered into a "pedal power video" competition, the challenge was to make a video showing how to use alternative sources of energy, so my school had a soccer game at night where we lit the field up using pedal power and generators. This was done by attaching a belt to the back wheel of a bike and hooking it up to a treadmill motor working in reverse for power. Enjoy!

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Has anyone done a mod to the Boss OS-2 Guitar Pedal?

The Boss OS-2 is a decent enough pedal, but I've been wondering if someone else has done a mod or even an instructable on modding it. Any reply would be awesome.

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Is it possible to make a bass drum kick pedal that runs on usb and would be compatible with midi? Answered

I've got a midi drum controller that I like using [and would rather not destroy for the project], but I would much rather use a kick pedal for bass than my fingers. I was wondering if there was a way to make a bass drum kick pedal that was compatible with midi live (for example usb or something), as opposed to having to convert the audio to midi and all that mess.

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How possible would it be to build a pedal-powered mobile toast shop?

I am thinking to build a bike-with trailer that powers one or more toasters, by charging a battery then releasing that power. Do the electrical among you believe this is practical? Could there be enough lekky? What considerations should I have? Also - a lot of instructions for this on the web are based on US power supply. Does anyone have any links to UK based instructions.

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What type of mixer should i use (diffirent type input)? Answered

Hello . I want to make a op-amp mixer with 2 inputs. Input 1 : mono signal from mp3 player. Input 2 : mono signal from overdrive pedal. (please see the image bellow ) I have op-amp : tl072 and ne5532 and i need the pedal use single power supply. and the schematic of the pedal i use is show bellow. thanks for advance ! p/s: sorry for my bad english.

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footpedal faucet control - Pedalworks vs Chicago vs Fisher vs Tapmaster vs others? Which are good, which are trouble?

I am about to put in a new kitchen sink and faucet. I would like a foot pedal. What do you receommend?

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