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DIY Projects

Projects for everyday life. From strobe lights and hobby accessories to led matrices and musical projects. Outlined instructions with options to create and modify each project.

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100W LED Power Meter

100 Watt LED Power Meter with 10 LED Steps
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3rd Brake Light Flasher

Create a 3rd brake light kit to power an LED matrix
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VU Meter Man

Build a 5 step LED stereo VU meter man with mustache.
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Parola for Arduino

Parola is an Arduino-based modular scrolling text display using MAX7219/21 LED matrix display controllers. The display is made up of any number of identical modules that are plugged together to create a wider/longer display.
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PIC Board

Make your own PIC development board with ICSP
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Arduino Based Memory Game - PCB

A Simon-says type game that can be easily made from scratch with a few parts and an Arduino
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Simple Arduino Based Memory Game on Breadboard

A beginner-level Simon-says type memory game. A great 1 day project to entertain and impress your friends!
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Quick Light Kit

Simple flashlight using a few simple components!
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DTMF (phone dial tone) To High and Low Outputs

You know when you push a button on your phone it makes a funny sound? That Sound Can Be Taken And Converted Into High and Low Outputs. For Instance If you Push The Number 5 On Your Phone It Puts Out A Unique Dial Tone And We Take That Tone And Make A Pin
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Super Hard On

Rated as one of the best guitar boosters, this classic and simple DIY project is the Super Hard On. The gain is a negative-feedback control styled after classic 60's recording console inputs. It is perfect to obtain the best of a classic amp and guitar.
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Arduino PID Controller Shield

This easy-to-make shield converts your Arduino into a full-featured PID controller.
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Mini Guitar Amp

This mini guitar amplifier is based on the Ruby Amp (runoffgroove.com). It can yield ½ Watt at 9V, being perfect as a home practice amp. It has gain and volume control, offering a very dynamic sound on any speaker.
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Distortion Plus

The Distortion + has the ability to generate various personalities of overdrive, distortion or fuzz, depending on the way you play the guitar. This popular pedal is one of the DIY classics.
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Les Lius

The LES LIUS simulates the sounds of the vintage Fender amps. It has a toggle switch that allows you to change tones from Tweed Fender Deluxe, High Power Twin and Master Volume. Also includes a footswitch to increase the gain and emulate the cracking of t
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English Man

This pedal emulates a VOX AC amplifier working at the limit. It has the ability to work as a clean boost or an overdrive depending on the volume and gain control, offering a great dynamic response and open sound.
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Eternity

This guitar pedal offers a very smooth type of overdrive similar to the saturation generated by a vacuum tube. It is perfect to play blues and rock, adding a smooth saturation and good sustain.
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Plexitone

This pedal can generate every tone you need. The Crunch channel provides from soft overdrive to hard rock distortion. The High Gain channel offers from rock gain stages to high-gain shred. Additionally a Boost will add extra volume to your pedal output.
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Box of Rock

The Box of Rock pedal emulates the JTM45 tone, a remarkable classic distortion sound. This pedal has very high headroom and you will be able to control the distortion tone by using your guitar volume knob.
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Linear Power Booster

This pedal is the original LPB booster that introduced the overdrive era in 1968. Use the LPB to obtain extra boost and definition to any pedal effect. This pedal will definitely increase the gain and saturation of your amp.
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Bass Booster Hogs Foot

This bass booster is the Hog's Foot or Mole. It is a Linear Power Booster tuned for bass, it will give the lows you need.
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Treble Booster Screaming Bird

This treble booster is the Screaming Bird. It is a Linear Power Booster tuned for highs. Whether it's overdriving an amp or just adding some highs to your sound, it will make your guitar cut through any mix.
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Treble Booster Brian May

This pedal boosts your treble with a very nice sounding. It is a very classic DIY project very close to the Rangemaster using silicon transistors. You can use it to add some treble or overdrive your amp with a great sound.
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Electra Distortion

This is very simple and effective distortion circuit used in multiple designs like Lovepedal Woodrow. It emulates the tone of a cranked Fender 5E3 Tweed Deluxe amp. You can use this pedal to obtain many different tones and gains.
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1590a overdrive project
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COT50

The COT 50 gives a boost to the guitar with a unique tube-like sound. It can be used as a clean boost, crunch boost or overdrive. It has only one knob which controls the amount of overdrive.
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One Knob Fuzz

This is the One Knob Fuzz, a high gain silicon fuzz with a very smooth response. This pedal is a classic DIY project, it is very easy to build and has a great fuzz sound.
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EP Booster

EP Booster is perfect to boost the guitar adding some sparkle and definition. It sounds great over all the frequency range.
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Purple Plexi 800

The Purple Plexi is a powerful distortion pedal with plexi-style amps tone. It is very dynamic and touch-sensitive distortion, perfect for rock music.
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Distortus Maximus

Distortus Maximus is a high-gain distortion pedal with three-band equalization. It produces rich harmonics and massive amount of gain ideal to play metal.
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Fuzz Factory

The Fuzz Factory is a five-knob fuzz pedal with huge range of sound possibilities. This is classic DIY pedal project that can be built with either germanium or silicon transistors.
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Guv'nor

This is the classic Guv’nor, a high-gain distortion pedal. It has a vintage valve amp sounding, with a wide range of distortion and three knobs to control the tone. It is a perfect pedal for blues, rock or metal.
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4 Siren Sound Generator

The UM3561 is designed for use four sound application ; 1.Police Siren 2.Fire Engine Siren 3.Ambulance Siren 4.Machine Gun
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Joule Thief Flashlight

A cool LED flashlight with an ultra long battery life.
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Red Strobe Light

A Strobe Light Using The 8x8 Red Dot Matrix LED Display
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White Strobe Light

An Ultra-Bright White LED Strobe Light
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Mini Guitar Amp

A Mini Guitar Amp Using The LM386 IC
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Fun With Shift Registers

A tutorial to help you understand how a shift register works.
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Fuzz Face

This is the Fuzz Face, the legendary fuzz distortion pedal. With this PCB you can build the original or many other variants using either Germanium or Silicon transistors.
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JFET preamp

A preamplifier with Junction Field Effect Transistor (JFET) makes your guitar sounds great, operating in similar manner to the vacuum tubes. This circuit is very simple to build and can be used as a booster.
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Canon DSLR Intervalometer

Bluetooth controlled intervalometer for doing time lapse photography with your canon DSLR.
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Tubescreamer

The Tubescreamer is probably the most built overdrive pedal in the DIY community. The pedal has a characteristic mid-boosted tone perfect for soft rock and blues. Also, for rock and metal, it can be used before the lead channel of amplifier to make distor
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RAT

This is the RAT, one of the most popular distortion effects from the 80´s. It performs very nice high-gain distortion suitable for metal, grunge or rock.
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Dual Looper

The Dual Loop allows you to alternate between two different effects loops. It provides two switchable loops (send / return) with a single foot switch.
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HC-SR04 ULTRASONIC RANGE SENSOR

Simple setup that works with the HC-SR04 ULTRASONIC RANGE SENSOR
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Mailbox Alert

Flashes an led when mail is delivered
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Sunn O))) Distortion

A simple distortion pedal based on the legandary "Sunn Model T" amplifier.
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Modular PSU

Triple rail regulated power supply for any modular synth with little distribution board.
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VibroPunk Sequencer

Atari Punk Console with a Sequencer, LFO and more...