I'm about 3/4 done the project(would have finished 5 days ago if I would stay out of this forum). Just need to wire all the pot/switch/jack connections to the board and paint enclosure. Added a socketed LED and power jack. Using a DPDT switch w/millennium bypass circuit.
I see some people have housed theirs in an altoids box, I'll probably do that.
While you are at home depot you might want to check out the small electrical junction boxes they have to house your project. Costs less than $2 and worked for me. Just use a small drill bit to make pilot holes and then step up to the larger size you need for pot/jacks etc.. or get a unibit ($17 home Depot). they work great and you don't need to keep changing bits.
Just search around on this site - everything you need to know to add a switch, LED, power jack, and finish an enclosure is right here.
I definitely recommend you get a breadboard and some solid core wire that fits it at radio shack also. You will be able to put your circuit together and know all of the components are working correctly, and you'll know if you are reading the schematic right. I breadboard pretty much everything first. If you screw something up it is alot easier to switch around before everything is soldered.
If you plan to do anything
more in electronics beyond this one pedal- get a multimeter. Radio Shack usually has one on sale. This is one item that seems to be a pretty good value there.
Radio Shack is
convenient but you'll be kicking yourself later if you buy too much
from them. Maybe get what you need for this project and start ordering stuff somewhere else as soon as possible for the future.
If you only plan to build fx, smallbear is probably better for someone just starting out to deal with than mouser- if only because everything smallbear sells is geared towards fx building. He'll have everything you need and you won't be confused by too many
For soldering stations and other tools I like this place:http://www.elexp.com
They are cheaper than mouser for soldering tools, multimeters, and many other things. They have very fast service too.
some solder(home depot)
Oh yeah, I just saw that Home Depot is selling lead free solder. If that is what you buy, it will probably need a higher temp. to melt it and may be harder to use (but better for your health) than the solder at radio shack.
Good Luck with everything, it only takes one successful project and you are hooked :!:
:arrow: Get a real stand for your iron those cheap little holders that come with radio shack irons are a hazard in my opinion.