Kits and Modules

Build or enhance your DIY guitar pedals with fun, niche kits and modules

This isn't the place to find a PCB for your favorite effects pedals. There are plenty of other fine folks out there who are making those.

Instead I focus on niche, novel, or downright gimmicky opportunities for DIY pedal fun. Here are some of the current and upcoming kits, PCBs, and modules...

Rocking' Around the Christmas Tree

Rocking' Around the Christmas Tree

You need this. Even if you don't have a Christmas tree. It's guaranteed to generate some conversations. It's a great gift, too.

So what exactly is this? It's an ornament. It's a sweet but gritty, lo-fi boost guitar "pedal". It's available as a kit you build or completely prebuilt.

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GitHub project with the schematic, gerber files, etc.

DC Meter Driver (VU meters)

VU Meter Driver PCB for DIY Guitar Pedals

DC Meter Driver (VU meters)

Most VU meters these days are actually DC meters, so they need a rectifier. And if you're going to use them you typically want a buffer to prevent noise, too.

The good news is you can get the meters dirt cheap, and scavenge them from battery testers, CB testers, and other old junk.

This PCB is a dead quiet, simple drop-in for any pedal, and should work with any DC meter.

Coming Soon... Get Notified when there's an update

p.s. As always I'll also post everything to GitHub so you can build from scratch

OLED Graphics Module

OLED module for DIY guitar pedals

OLED Graphics Module

Ever wanted to play pong with your guitar? Or watch an oscope line or VU meter dance around your guitar pedal for no practical reason? How about a mostly-accurate tuner? Or a TV news feed of an alien invasion?

These gimicks and more can be yours... when I work out the final kinks and bugs.

Coming... some time.... Get Notified when there's an update

p.s. As always I'll also post everything to GitHub so you can build from scratch

The Tiniest Fuzz... the world never thought it needed

(and probably doesn't)

The Tiniest Fuzz... the world never thought it needed

(and probably doesn't)

The PicoFuzz is probably the world's smallest fuzz pedal, and a great opportunity to learn surface mount (SMD) soldering. There's also a 3PDT-mounted StompFuzz version with some extra bells and whistles.

This and more in the SMD Fuzz section the store. You can also get build instructions and more information their respective GitHub pages:

SMD Fuzz PCBs and Kits

Mimir's Well Partial Kit

Mimir's Well Partial Kit

Want to build your own Mimir's Well? This kit takes away some of the trickiest challenges of a complex build like SMD soldering (surface mounted), EEPROM programming, and microcontroller programming. It is a challenging, but fun and rewarding pedal build.

If you're inclined to do more on your own, you can order a PCB only. I've posted everything you need on Github, including instructions for burning EEPROMs. I've also created a brief video with some tips and techniques for SMD soldering, including the FV-1 needed for this build.

Mimir's Well Kits / PCBs