Prototyping footswitch

A project log for Pi Pedalboard: Live/Recording Rig

A small pedalboard to enable home recording and performance during lockdown

craig-hissettCraig Hissett 10/28/2021 at 19:251 Comment

I finally took a drill to some plastic and have started positioning buttons!

I was hoping to get 10 buttons on this footswitch; 8 for pure effect assignment and 2 for cycling pedalboards. Its just going to be a bit tight to be feasible with foot use.

No problem through- I have loads of the panels I've drilled, so I can just drill some more and swap them out.

I'll explore using three footswitches along the bottom, three along the top and adding some code to allow holding the button to allow extra presses.

Once happy I'll wire the buttons up and attached them to my arduino Due and build the rest of the enclosure around it.


Craig Hissett wrote 11/04/2021 at 17:43 point

Going to try 5 momentary footswitches, with a latching button to toggle between two banks of midi commands. This will give me ten controlling buttons, so I'm happy with that!

Also I now have my Expression pedal, so a TRS jack input will be required to be wired to two analog pins for feedback.

There's also an option to hack the expression pedal to add a TS input to it to allow for another button or two to be daisy chained with it, but that's a consideration for once the project is complete :-)

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