#1
i've been thinking about building a pedal (probably a booster or something easy), and using only scrap parts to build it (except for the board). i've taken apart a few old electronic things (remotes, calculators, etc.), i see that they contain many resistors, diodes, etc. so, my problem is, how do i determine what types of diodes/ resistors they are. is there some sort of color chart somewhere that will help me? please help.
also, what is the safest way to remove these things from their board, i don't want to damage them.
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#2
i have the exact same questions so i'll post so ppl think there are more responses and will check it out
#3
cool thanks
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#4
on the resistor there is a color code and on the caps its usually written on it
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#6
what all is it besides resistors, diodes, jacks, and pots do i need for a pedal build? (i need to know so i can look up a picture of them and see what they look like)
and again, what is the safest way to remove them from a circuit board
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#7
possibly you may need transistors and IC Chips/OP Amps. Theres other things, but not everything is required for all pedals.

To remove, heat sink the parts, and pull out slowely and evenly.
#8
i'll warn you that i got in an awful mess trying to use scrap parts form an old keyboard amp. The connections on many of the componants were too short to use easily, and it took ages. it doesn't save you much money either, cos the componants are really cheap to buy.
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#9
how exactly do you wire a circuit board? (using perfboard)
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#10
Solder the components in to the holes, and use wires/solder on the back to join the components where needed.
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i'll warn you that i got in an awful mess trying to use scrap parts form an old keyboard amp. The connections on many of the componants were too short to use easily, and it took ages. it doesn't save you much money either, cos the componants are really cheap to buy.


Most of the cost of most simple pedals comes from the enclosure, pots, jacks, board, and switch, not the little componments. It would probably be more work than it is worth to use old parts.
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#12
The expensive part is the box, pots, and the switch, which you're probably gonna have to buy anyways. The resistors and transistors and stuff will only cost like 1.50 for a simple pedal.
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#13
is perfboard the best board to use for pedals?
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#14
^--ehh theres a lot of ways. PCB is easiest, but you have to etch it. Veroboard is pretty easy too, just make sure you use a vero layout, or lay the parts out in the right way (doesnt follow a PCB or perfboard layout). Perfboard should be fine for a simple pedal though.