My Open-Hardware BIY Guitar Pedal PCBs have arrived - Looking for testers!
I'm excited to announce that my open-hardware BIY (Boutique it Yourself) Guitar Pedal PCB's have finally arrived! Shiny!. (Full disclosure: I run a company called www.maker.ie and I'm trying to make a living from facilitating musicians getting involved with DIY audio electronics).
These PCBs and kits are designed to allow anyone to easily create professional quality, reliable versions of their favourite (or personally designed) guitar pedals at home. Find out all about the BIY idea here.
These were my design objectives when creating them:
*Increase long-term build reliability
*Minimise opportunities for build error
*Reduce build time
*Stimulate community-led design innovation
We are looking for 4 people to test one of our new kits (available shortly). We will send on a kit and ask for feedback on the build process. Once we have the feedback we will send off a special edition acid etched, pre-drilled aluminium enclosure to house the built pedals.
We are looking for 2 beginners and 2 experts.
Beginners can apply by making the best guitar/guitarist/music/DIY related joke/pun.
Experts can either ask to be considered or be nominated by the community. We will pick these based on demonstrated experience and contribution to the community.
Welcome to the community.
I'd class myself as a beginner (about 10 builds so far....some successful, some failures and a couple ongoing).
Any way I'll nominate myself as a crash test dummy with this.
Q: Why are drum machines better than real drummers?
A: You only have to punch the instructions in once.