Hi guys, let me show you my biggest project. This is programmable footcontroller with all effects inside. Similar to Pete Cornish's pedalboards. The guy who order me this project give me all pedals except booster. Almost all of them are BOSS. You can see one Crybaby, and one Ernie Ball volume pedal. I must made all in one footcontroller including all pedals wired in specific order with programmable presets, send-return, external effect with supply output and headphone amp. For switching system I use my 6 channel programmable footcontroller:
This unit can control also external amplifier, and can store up to 16 different presets.
First I need to make a sketch for this project. Here was my design. The guy like it very much:
I wish to make all pedals with similar colors like the original ones. In this case I use different sheets for each pedal. The labels of this sheets are made using laser engraving /see pictures below/.
Ok. now I start with making. First the box:
For the fontpannel labels is used silkscreen.
For flexible project like this it's better to have a place where you can write with permanent marker the preset's names. For this I install small stainless sheet at the bottom, below the buttons. Because this is stainless, it's easy to clean with any type of cleaning stuff.
Ok, I got the box and some of color panels for the pedals Other ones was not ready, and I start with the solder.
After a lot of time, I was ready with everything inside the board:
For the supply I use swithcing mode power supply unit, shielded with iron sheet and copper foil. The supply was division by consumption of the pedals by 4 power supply circles.
If you look carefully, you will see 2 small boards at the back of the tuner and noise gate. All pedals, without wah and booster, have the same ones. I use it for startup. The guy like when the footcontroller start, some of the boss pedals to be in working mode - ON. This small board turn on the pedal after 2 seconds. This boards are based over pic10F200 microcontroller and turn on the pedal using small mosfet. The small blue board at the top is headphone amplifier. There is no volume control pot, but the volume is controlled by volume pedal. I can't find good place for this pot and this is why I use volume pedal for headphone volume control.
And finally all pedals are placed inside the pedalboard:
I spend about 3 months to do this project....
PS: sorry for my bad english...