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My Designs Pico Midi

PICO MIDI – Expression Pedal

Let’s continue working on Pico MIDI – a Raspberry Pi Pico based MIDI pedal. In my previous posts I covered how to send MIDI commands and how to support footswitch and LED. Today, I’ll use an expression pedal to control Digitech Whammy. In earlier posts I also used RC-500 Boss looper, so make sure you […]

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My Designs Pico Midi

PICO MIDI – Switch and LED

Let’s continue working on Pico MIDI a Raspberry Pi Pico based MIDI pedal. In my previous post I covered how to send MIDI commands. This was quite a long post, especially because it covered how to actually control two pedals. In that previous post I controlled Boss RC-500 looper and Digitech Whammy. It was a […]

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Boost Effect My Designs

Micro Thunder Boost Design

I was thinking for a while to create a booster that is as small as possible. Ever since I bought an old guitar that was sitting unused on someone’s attic for 15 years I was thinking what could I do with it. I have a thing for Ibanez guitars … I don’t know, I just […]

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My Designs Pico Midi

MIDI Control Pedal – The Beginning

I’ll call this pedal Pico MIDI because I’m using Raspberry Pi Pico for this. And it’s also of diminutive size 😉. I recently posted a teaser, took me maybe a day or two to get that up and running from scratch without really knowing anything about MIDI. While I’d love to brag about this achievement, […]

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ClĂ­odhna My Designs Overdrive

ClĂ­odhna – PCB Version

All the work is done for our Super Screamer, or is it? What if I do a PCB version of this, just for fun? PCBWay said they’d gonna send me some prototyping boards for free right around the time I was finishing the pedal. So I said why not, let’s design a PCB version of […]

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ClĂ­odhna My Designs Overdrive

ClĂ­odhna – Demo 1

The pedal was built 😎, super screamer is ready to be tested. There are 192 useful options, but in this demo I managed to try out just 5. It is certain that there will be more to follow. The epic journey is documented here. Let’s get down to business 😎:

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ClĂ­odhna My Designs Overdrive

ClĂ­odhna – Building the Pedal

The circuit design is finalized, it’s time to build the pedal. If you want to see previous parts just follow these links. Here, I’ll be covering building the pedal. You can jump to schematic just below, or the board diagram. There’s also the final bill of material. There’s a bit on what I did for […]

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ClĂ­odhna My Designs Overdrive

ClĂ­odhna – Finalizing the Circuit Design

Let’s finish the circuit design today. The first and the second part went pretty well, I also covered tone control for the pedal. Let’s add couple more options and then finalize the design with actual switches I’ll be using. You can jump to schematic which is just below, or to the finalized circuit schematic. I […]

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ClĂ­odhna My Designs Overdrive

ClĂ­odhna – Tone Control

So far so good 😊. The first and the second part went pretty well. Let’s plough on. In this post I’ll cover tone control. The previous parts were dealing with clipping section – clipping and frequency response shaping. I conveniently omitted tone section. Now it’s time to add the tone stage. You can jump to […]

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ClĂ­odhna My Designs Overdrive

ClĂ­odhna – Super Screamer Pt2

I think that the first part went pretty well. Let’s continue designing our own DIY overdrive pedal. In this post I’ll cover various clipping options. The previous part was dealing with clipping section too, but it was covering frequency response shaping. This one will cover the actual clipping. You can jump to schematic, or breadboard […]