#1
So, for my Technical Design class, I get to build something of my choice, so I figured I'd make an effects pedal, or channel selector. So, I was wondering if anyone had any experience or knew any good websites I can learn how to do this from. Am I going to need a great deal of technical know-how for this?
#2
do you have to build it in class?

if not:
http://www.buildyourownclone.com/fxkitindex.html -- easy to assemble kit, all you need is common sense and a soldering iron

if you have to build it in class... I'd make a simple AB selector which is easy... you'll need 3 jacks, a switch (3PDT if you want to do an LED 2PDT otherwise), and an LED if you're feeling adventurous (you'll need a power source for this as well). Of course you'll also need wire and a soldering iron for this as well. The 3PDT switch at http://www.stewmac.com comes with wiring instructions for LEDs (but I wouldn't suggest doing this on your first build)
#3
I have to build it in class, but my teacher will likely let me use a kit of some sort. Even if I can't, I might just get one anyway to make at home. Either way, thanks for the links, I'll have a look around and see what I think I'm capable of.

EDIT - If I got a kit from the first link, would it include a stomp switch like the one in the second link or should I get that one and replace it with the one from the kit? I know the kit comes with a switch, I just don't know if it will be as good as the switch in the second link.
Last edited by Turkeyburger at Nov 12, 2009,
#4
BYOC switches are pretty solid and stewmac's stuff is overpriced in general.
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