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?
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)
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,
BYOC switches are pretty solid and stewmac's stuff is overpriced in general.
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